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Okay, I’m rolling the dice here

The horses seem to have flipped the Spring is Here switch.  Six inches of snow, and they snub the hay, preferring to dig for grass.  They are shedding.  Personally, I think they should hold onto the hair, given the unpredictability of the weather around here lately.  But I have been over ruled.  So, I am (tentatively) not buying more hay.  They won’t eat what I have out, now.  Scary.  My ulcers will be much better in April, but right now I think the silly ponies should eat what I give them and not pretend snow is an acceptable alternative!

Good news?  The temps are back where they should be, the snow has melted, and the grass is greening.  Greening, people, does not mean actually growing.  So here’s the hitch:  will the grass grow faster than the horses can eat it, or will the horses eat the grass faster than it can grow?  If so, despite the hay (at which they have turned their noses), they will lose weight in March, not gain.  I am all about gaining!  EAT EAT EAT!

That said, for ten years it has always turned out fine in the end, and I drive myself crazy for nothing.  Oh well.  What else have I got to do?

 

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1 comment

  1. Anna says:

    Mine are doing the same, but there is little to nibble on as the boarding pastures are not rotated & more full of weeds than grass, but I can only wait unit my barn is completed before I can move them. However, they are also a bit on the fat side so I’m not going to fret about them. Talk about shedding — sheez!

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