Woo! Look at that crowd :-D
I took some quick pics yesterday of the boys getting to know each other, my friend and I are thrilled that they're getting along so well! Black is 18 years old and has been here 10+ years so we assumed he would be the boss, but after studying their dynamic it seems that Big Daddy, who is only 6 years old and quite submissive - has stepped up to be the leader! Size does matter?!
(all pics click bigger, LOL)
The farrier came by today to trim Big Daddy's feet but had very little to do - he said our boy was in excellent health with sound hooves, straight legs, a very good coat, etc - estimated his age to be between 6 to 8 years old, if even that. He should put on weight nicely now that he's pastured but he's not that bad at all - so we're on the right track!
He had seen the news report on TV when the horses were seized, apparently many dogs, cats etc were also pulled from that situation... and that this was not the first time this individual has had to surrender abused animals :(
I'm glad all that is in the past now.
Time to bring big boy his lunch (cooked barley with a bit of oats with chopped apples and carrots) before returning both horses to the paddocks - after the foot trim he got brushed (oh how he loves being brushed!) and got another anti-fly treatment applied to his coat.
Farm life, never dull! ;-)
/end of Horse Mama post/