Went to the barn today. No tornados or sick horses, hurray! Lol.
I turned the boys out in the front pasture - with their fly masks on and drenched in fly spray. I’ve been seeing tons of horse flies all of a sudden, and they’ve been tormenting my poor horses. Since Liz was coming out tonight, I didn’t have to clean stalls, but Spanky’s was gross so I decided to clean his.
I also decided that maybe he’d do better on pasture board. It’s an extra $20 a month, but I think I’d save that much in bedding since Spanky’s so messy, so it should even out. Our pasture board is more because our barn is really close to both the big race tracks in our area - Scioto Downs (standardbreds) and Beulah Park (thoroughbreds) - and our BO offers daily pasture board for racehorses. So boarders taking up pasture space actually costs her more money than them being in a stall in the barn. Anyway, Spanky loves living outside and his buddy Scoot’s been living outside by himself for a while and could use a pasture mate, so I think it’ll be a good situation for everyone. I checked with Liz to make sure she didn’t mind and she was on board. I mean, she won’t have to clean his stall anymore so I don’t know why she wouldn’t be.