Saturday, June 28, 2008
What a busy weekend with Hoopfest 2008! My youngest son competed in it, so we've been there all day and preparing for it for weeks. We got home though, and still have time to string up the last strands of electric wire.
What a project! We had 400' feet of wood rails fence--1/3 of it over solid rock--so we had to build concrete forms. Then, about 7 acres of brown electric ribbon and electric wire--about 5 acres was already fenced that they've been on for over a year.
We let all the horses out tonight--well, 6 of the horses, that is, the mustang won't be out for a long, long time. There's another horse in the barn with her.
But I always worry when we let them into a new pasture because one time they broke the fence at night--probably trying to navigate a turn--and ended up almost to the Hwy!! We had just moved here and they didn't know anything about the area.
They're out there grazing right now and loving it--grass and alfalfa--but I'm going to put them in at dusk just to be safe--and let them out again in the am.
As for Beautiful, she hasn't been scratching her mane as much--so maybe the things I'm doing have worked. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to really work with her the last couple of days and I feel BAD about that.