Following the last post, there were a number of good replies, but one stood out, from Sally in New Zealand, on her blog, http://ferngrovefarm.blogspot.com/
Her quote, “ I like the ramble of horse blogs - safe and all about wonderful people and animals!” How good an answer is that? I thought you should all read it. Anyway, things have moved on, I am having some thoughts on various feed issues. I am trying a high calorie feed, not one I have used before, its having some effect, but for the cost, which has escalated by 2 pounds in one month! So I`m going to try a Dodson and Horrel mix for bulking up. Its not much different in price but the contents are of better quality. You only get what you pay for, right?
(Charley and the sticky burrs!)
The other thing is the weather, its dragging the horses down in terms of there health, so I`m going to start a different regime. I`m thinking of bringing two at a time to the house, where the stables are, and keeping them there for 4 days, while at the house, they will get a lot more TLC, and a good feeding, not that they are`nt now, but the will be protected from the wet weather for 4 days! The other 4 days they will have to go back to the field, but its better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick! So we`ll keep you updated. As you may remember, we had additions to the field, and they are causing some issues, mainly at feeding times. So that will be solved hopefully too!
All my horses have ad lib hay or haylage, but this year has been so wet, its causing some major issues with health across the board. Up here in SW Scotland,it has rained nearly everyday for the last 12 months!! No really! So the grass is crap, and the ground water logged. Enough of this!
Here`s some piccies!
The new additions center!
Can you see that look??? Gracie isnt a happy bunny!
Even Sunny is a bit miffed!