Almost like spring

Mar
2014
21

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Good Morning ponies!

Good Morning ponies!

I had to meet the vet early in the morning. So i was up before the sun. Just routine stuff like the remainder of their spring shots and micro chipping. There was a SNAFU on the chips but that will be corrected in the next couple of days. I’m getting them chipped before they move into the new place. I read all the horror stories about stolen or missing horses and one of the big things is positive identification of your animal. Photos are not proof positive. A tattoo number on your coggins can be helpful but not all law enforcement agencies will go with that if who ever has your horse tries to claim its their horse. Microchips however are solid proof. So chipped they will get. They were good for their shots (racehorse bonus!) and i chucked them out in the mud field while i raced to meet the hay guy at the new barn.

Yummy hay

Yummy hay

When i got there they were already there but my new barn-mate got there first to let them in (good thing as i still don’t have keys) and they were setting up the hay elevator to load in. They were gonna pull the whole we only wanna load in and stack according to hay type thing. First cut orchard, second cut orchard, alfalfa.. but i put the brakes on that. We were paying for staking and by god i wasn’t gonna stack twice if i could help it. My new barn-mate showed me everyones designated space in the loft and i in turn had the hay guys stack everyones order accordingly. It went very smooth and they were in and out really quickly. As the process went on other boarders were showing up to receive their hay. Not everyone showed though which was an interesting observation. Some people are too willing to let other people pick up their slack. The quality of the hay was really good which is a good thing but i found out they have a 100 bale minimum to deliver, which might not work out for me. So i think i’m gonna give a different farm a a try next time see the difference and which farm i like better. In any event i’ve got my hay ready to go for when i move the girls in.

Water dog!

Water dog!

Then M and Peanut met me at the new barn to check it out and to take Nutter Butter on a walk. We walked like 5 miles according to my Fitbit. We walked all around the pastures (theres a walking trail) and Peanut even took some time to sit in the creek and jump In the little lake. The lab in her came out 10 fold. It was fun exploring my new neighborhood and i keep telling M that peanut wanted her to move here! Im going to miss them and our walks a lot when i  move. We then trucked on out to Tractor Supply and Southern States cuz i needed horse things and M needed hay pellets. Peanut was our ambassador as in both Tractor Supply and Southern States you can bring your pooch in which of course we did and Peanut was very very popular! On the way back my better half called and said he was taking me to dinner and to be ready when he got home from work. Thats code for take a shower  and put on a dress, you smell like a dirty horse! Which of course i did because i know which side my bread is buttered on. It was a very long but very good day. Oh it was also 50 degrees and sunny. Yanno like spring. That will last two more days then freezing rain and a cold snap just in time for the 2 days im going out of town for my birthday. Good times. Its possible it will snow again on my birthday, it did last year cuz thats how my birthdays roll…

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