Me and Hubby went to a chili festival this weekend and look what we saw. Isn't that the cutest thing?
They had a few horses and ponies pulling carts of people around the streets of Huntington. One street over, there were thousands(okay,maybe not thousands) of people cooking chili. You buy a cup of chili for a dollar and all of the money goes to the Ronald McDonald House. That's a great charity. My cousin had to use it when his new born was in the hospital for a few weeks. That was a few years ago, and the baby is fine now. But, he wouldn't have been able to stay with his child if it wasn't for the Ronald McDonald House. They provided a place for him to stay.
Anyway, me and Hubby had a nice time there. Until it got too crowded. And, boy, it got crowded. So we went home to where we could breathe. lol. Here's another picture of some of the horses.
We had a few people needing more details about the horses that we are trying to fatten up. We took the pictures of Red and Scout at our house. We have plenty of grass for them here. The place that they were at WAS over 100 acres, but, it was all hills and trees. No grass. There was just a little bit of grass around the ponds and down on a small flat by the road.
This is what the horses look like that have been kept at our house.
Fat!!!!! Or are they expecting? We had one of our neighbors stud horse break out of his fence. It wasn't hard for him to break out. It was an electric fence that they had turned off 3 days before. Okay, let me explain to you if you don't know anything about horses. Stud horses(stallions) "laugh" at electric fences if there are mares around. Especially, if that electric fence has been turned off for 3 days.
Anyway, their stud horse came up and visited our mares, at 4:00am in the morning, back in November of last year. He didn't get into the fence, but it is just a barb wire fence. One strand was broke. It snagged Hubby's mare's leg and made a huge gash on it. We had to doctor it for a while. Once again, I was not a happy camper. The neighbor that I'm talking about, is not the good neighbor moving in across from us. It's a neighbor that moved in down the road from us a few years ago.
Here's a picture of the mare in question. Now, she is fat, I know. But is it baby or not? Only time will tell. If she is, can you get child support for a colt?
Yes I know about the flies, we have fixed them. I also know about the fence being loose. We have fixed it too. Please, no bad comments. All has been taken care of.lol.
So until later.....
Small Farm Girl, horse caretaker.