Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

January 19, 2012

Supplimental Feeding

At -27C, the horses are doing well. They used the shelter a bit, but greatly enjoyed the extra rations. They got an extra half bale of hay and a quart of sweet feed each ( rolled oats and molasses) for the extra energy required.

When they see the feed pails on the way, they try to see who can get there first. So far, they have respected my space and I haven't been bowled over. Tucker generally wins the race, but is moved off by Alpine, and Biz gets fed last. Then they reshuffle, thinking that the other's pile is better. It does get exciting in the pasture at times.

Boots takes it all in stride and stays clear. Brooklynn, however, likes sweet feed and received her first major run off by Alpine. That's why there is no picture of her.

It's supposed to be warmer by Saturday.  Yaaaahoooo!


TexWisGirl said...

boots is such an amazing dog... i hate the pecking order thing. makes me crazy sometimes, and i just have 2!

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

Glad to see they are tolerating the cold! I don't think I would fair so well.

pilgrimscottage said...

I just love horses. Such beautiful creatures! Seems most animals have pecking order.

Karen said...

Lovely, and didn't realize they would need the extra food during the winter months. I'm such a greenhorn.