Sunday, October 11, 2009
The Bachelor and New Fence
The fence has finally been finished! Oh how I love it! When I drive down the road and can see it peeking out of the brush at me I get all excited. It's the little things in life that get me all happy! My husband says that I am not a high maintenance girl, until it comes to horses. I agree. I love expensive horses and the expensive nice things that go along with them. I admit it. But what horse person doesn't? I don't have expensive horses or expensive horse things, but oh how I wish I did. I can catalog shop all day long. Anyway, but the pretty black fence is done! What do you think? I LOVE it! I can't wait to put my two fillies in it! Mr. Cowboy wants to fertilize it first and then wait a bit. With all this rain we have been having I don't think it needs fertilized. The grass has been growing like CRAZY! The weather here has just been rainy for the last month. We get a couple nice days and then it down pours. But I am glad the fence guys got the fence done between all the rain! Would you believe that they didn't pull a string? That the Boss just eyeballed the fence line? Well, he did! That guy was amazing! They even put me in a walk through. Now step two, is to put up the barn. We have about a month before the barn work starts!! I am so EXCITED for my own horse barn!!!! While I was taking pictures our Bachelor kept an eye on me. Our paint stud stays all by himself. He doesn't play well with others. He has three acres all to himself. He really doesn't get much contact with people either. He doesn't get fed grain at all so we only go over there to deworm and trim him. It killed Red not to come over and see what I was doing. He had to act all wild and studly on his approach. Just to show me how manly he is. Red tried his hardest to put on a good show. But when he realized I wasn't impressed he knocked it off. I think it's funny how he just moseyed on over after his big SHOW of studliness. Can you believe that we don't ever feed that fat boy? He just eats grass. In the winter time we will toss him some hay, but other than that, he is a grass fed boy. Red is almost 11 years old. We don't breed him too much any more. We had one breed last year. My husband and I have been talking about gelding him and roping off of him next year. Red has this really "awesome" bachelor pad. It's called the "Shack". The people who had horses on this land before us built the little run in shed/stall. It's held up in through some bad hurricanes. But I think the Shack is in need of some tender love and care. Plus Red gets embarrassed when we talk about his Shack. Just don't look at his fence either! It's okay Red, we are working it. Mr. Cowboy has been in there cleaning up the pasture. I have always loved Red's wrinkly lips. It's like he is a Grandpa horse. But it was starting to sprinkle so I wanted to get inside before my camera got wet. I scratched Red's favorite spots and then went back home. I think he was kinda hoping I would stay a little while longer. He was really loving the attention. And no his fence isn't really that low, I edited out some of the wire. Like I said, his pasture is a work in progress.