The countdown to 24/7 turnout is on in earnest now. T-22days officially, but if grass growth and weather are good here's hoping they can get out a little earlier again this year!
This obviously means starting on a progressively extending process of handgrazing in the evenings (mostly) and mornings & middays if i have time and/or its the weekend. They got about 15minutes this evening to start them off and I'll try to double it tomorrow, maybe even sneakily handgraze them twice once on the way out to the field and once on the way back in to spend some time bonding with them. There will be no saddle time this weekend as they got their annual vaccines today so will benefit from a couple easy days.
The photos accompanying this post made me giggle as they Lady & the Tramp'ed toward one another...closer & closer Lawlz
And finally for comparison a side by side of how Kika is hoarding her hair while Nancy has wonderfully shed almost all her winter wollies.
A place where I record the adventures of myself and my Irish Sport Horse mare, Kika. Who I purchased as an un-backed 3yr old in 2007. This blog follows the trials and tribulations of first-time horse ownership since moving from Ireland to Luxembourg in 2010. UPDATE: as of 2013, Kika is being joined by Nancy a Friesan X ISH mare bred by my family who I had my eye on since she was a foal and have been lucky enough to buy and add to my equine family.
Friday, 8 April 2016
Guerilla Grazing 2016
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Girls are looking great! I've been hand grazing Ramonstero a lot lately tooReplyDelete
Bellied babes the pair of them,need the refine them a bit and trim them down before they get 24/7 access to the green stuff ;-)Delete
Wow! Look at those dapples :)ReplyDelete
Their spring coats are my favsDelete
♡♡♡♡ the dapples
All those dapples!! Swoon!ReplyDelete
This is my favourite time of the year. Cherry blossoms, dapples and new flowers & life as baby animals appear ☺☺☺Delete
Ha my mare is going BANANAS about the grass right now too and cannot WAIT for turnout to open up! She weaves like a drunken sailor through any grass, trying to always stop for the tastiest morsels ;)ReplyDelete
Hahahaha she sounds like Nancy who has to keep.movomg for fear she'd miss out on the best bits. Kika just drops the anchor and grazes the shiz out of the same area #lazyassDelete
I'm swooning over the dapples too!ReplyDelete
I cannot wait for them to come in in earnest ☺Delete
I cannot WAIT for night turnout at our farm.ReplyDelete
It makes me so happy every year ♡♡♡Delete
So many dapples!ReplyDelete
They look so gorgeousReplyDelete
Thanks hun, I think they are pretty cool but i am 100% biasedDelete
Wow that's crazy the difference in their shedding. I LOVE the dapples!! They look great!ReplyDelete
They crack me up with all their differences.Delete