How time just flies by when you are enjoying life and keeping busy!
Since my last update I have had the great pleasure of getting married to my long
suffering fiance (I am told /PA aswell!!), Bryony. She is also horse mad so that helps a lot! Also a nice lot of riding my horse out and about alongside our Section A cross pony.
It can be awkward having different animals on different regimes as we have. My horse is quite a good doer but does need a good eye kept on him as he can drop weight by just thinking about it! Whereas the pony needs very careful managing with his intake
as he is very prone to weight gain at the slightest chance.
We are in that little bit of the year where there is still some long grass left for them to
graze, it gives them bulk but not a lot of goodness, so our two are presently on the same pasture, but soon the pony will be left in this grazed down bit as more or less a starvation paddock and the horse moved to new pasture (across an electric fence) to strip graze the rest of the field.
So both are happy, still able to mutual groom, etc., and both are getting the grass they need without the risk of laminitis, something we really need to be aware of as the grass will soon be shooting away. It is still growing in our part of Wales, albeit very slowly, but the threat is still there if the grazing is not kept in check.
Yes we do have lots of mud around and about, I am sure most people have! But we have been able to keep that down to a reasonable level so we have been quite lucky on that score.
Please be aware of a quickening of grass growth and the threat of laminitis. But also laminitis can be caused by a change of diet, change of pasture, change of yard, so many things, not just the increase in grass growth, so many things to think about!
Did anyone ever say keeping animals was easy!!