I get to feeling sorry for myself, though with the new little barn, having Altea, and Bonnie now, within sixty feet of the house, compared to having to drive with water and feed a mile and a half, drag everything up an icy snowy hillside for 50 yards, this is heaven by comparison.
You see, it's cold, and it's wet, and it's slushy, and I'm old...there, are you feeling sorry enough for me yet? LOL
Oh, and I now have TWO full grown horses to muck out after, and it's cold, and slushy, and wet ... oh, yes, I already said that.
Can't imagine why I'm inclined to whine.
Now I can haul warm water, and their soaked mash, to the barn that's less than a hundred feet from the house - all of it at once in a nice big-wheel hand cart, and the entire process, mucking and all, takes less than an hour, where it used to take, just for one horse, nearly two.
I hope you all have a barn nearby, cozy stalls, a convenient hay storage (mine is a big ocean going freight container right next to the stable).
I hope that you like I have horses and ponies to entertain you ... for you see, THIS is what makes it so worth while.
Bonnie and Altea are fun to be with. Both come out of their stalls when I slide their doors open, like racehorses out of the starting gate. Bonnie squeals to be let out, but once free she and her mom then they put on a little show for me, being "Andalusian Pretty," even mucky and dirty and all shaggy winter coat.
You know what I mean ... very much like your own dear equine friends.
Are you making a video and photo record of them during winter? Would you share it here?
Here's my contribution to share with you: