We have been working on Chester's wood fence up by his barn. It is looking great and it's so much safer than the white electrical one we have been using; which is not charged at the moment because the battery ran out and we haven't recharged it. Thus I am really liking the wood fence right now. We even put in a little man gate! Though, right now I find it easier to just slip through the fence. I'll come around some day and start using the gate like a proper person. = )
I took down the part of the electrical fence that used to run along where the wood fence now is. I had some extra white fencing (pictured below) so I decided to run it back up along the fence line, at the far side of his yard.
I was going on a trip and I thought that that might intimidate him if he spooked in that direction and it would also just get the fence out of the way.
Well, when I go back from my trip, I noticed that the grass in between the main fence and the extra fencing was eaten. I figured my dad had moved the fence for Chester to eat. A couple days later, I looked up the hill and saw Chester leaning over the fence and eating that area. I guess he figured since I put the fence further that he was allowed to eat that grass. Hmmm, smart or too smart? I'd say too smart! = )
Also for other new news, we took Chester out for the first time last week. I was very excited and nervous about how it would all go. It proved to be a time of, learning, getting more experience and proving that I have a great horse!
The trailer we got has a ramp which, after loading and unloading Chester a few times, it seems he doesn't really like. But, on we go!
I was nervous about Chester seeing other horse after not seeing any for a year and a half. Guess how he did? Fabulous! But then again, he is 17 so he has more experience with other horses then I do! = )
I am taking ground work lessons right now. (One down, second one this Wednesday) Then hopefully in September some time start riding lessons.
I am so excited to be working Chester, doing things with him and both of us learning!
One of the best things we get to do is work in a big, safe, dry, covered, sand arena!!! I also am with other horse people that totally understand horses and understand how to handle them. And they are also working on things with their horses- which means...... I am in the horse world!!!! I can barely believe it!! It is sooo cool! It is truly a blessing from the Lord.
Going back to few hours before we left to Shadows Equestrian Center, I made sure I brushed Chester extra good! I even put conditioner in his tail and a little bit in his mane. I mean, I don't want them to think I am country girl with her back yard pony do I? Oh wait....that is what I am! Oops! = )
I took some before and after pictures of his tail. (Just so you know, brushing his tail is my least favorite grooming task.)
After! I think it is much better, plus, he smells good! It doesn't quite smell natural for a horse but it's fun while it lasts!
Do you guys have any suggestions for keeping a tail clean? And a really long tail at that!
Thanks for horsin around with me!