Monday, October 13, 2008

Food Over Fear

It really started to pour around 16:00 and I couldn't let the horses stand under the tree any longer knowing they had a perfectly good, dry shelter ready and waiting. David helped me to spread several scoops of alfalfa cubes along the back, followed by flakes of hay. I stood gonging the bucket against the metal walls while they ate and, after some more bucking and farting ('tis the season, as AHS points out) they settled in. This is not a great picture, but it feels like a great achievement.

6 comments:

allhorsestuff said...

Yea, the fodder will always win out over famine!
Mine seem to stand in thier run in barn, all the day long now, the owner tells me!
I take down the divider when ther is no feed for fatty Wa to steal from Pantz and then they go out and graze together. Nice shed..they really are thanking you!
AHS

dp said...

Oops! Sorry to mess up your acronym. Corrected now!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wow! Good job finishing the shelter (It looks great!), and even better job getting the horses in it. I'm happy for them:)

Love the photo of Tonka covered in mud.

And back to the gloves. I commuted for 4 years, and my only complaint was my hands. I went from bike shop to bike shop, buying every type of glove imaginable, and nobody told me about Neoprene - until you! Just can't say enough thanks for that tip.

Brandy said...

Hooray! Good horses!

Could you send that rain down here? It's getting smoky here at my house now... Ahh, October in LA.... The heat, the smoke, the flames!

Chris said...

Shed looks great! And isn't it lovely that so many do let their bellies override any other thoughts or insecurities?

dp said...

Thanks, all! Another beautiful day here today, so no need for the horses to use the shelter. It could rain tonight and I didn't put on their sheets, so we'll see where they're at in the morning.

Brandy: My thesis research is on the health effects of forest fire smoke, and we always keep a close eye on you guys at this time of year. Glad that you aren't in the thick of it, at least.