Saturday, February 24, 2018

Oh for the love of God, QUIT RAINING!!!!

It has rained on and off for weeks. More rainy days than dry. And nothing has dried out and we have yet to be able to move because we can't finish all our work on the property because it's so freaking wet. Like a damn swamp.

It's too wet for horses at either place. So we're at the old place where luckily I still have a eurosizer. They might be practically swimming in it, but at least it's not sticky mud that will suck shoes off and they're not ruining their grass.

My poor horses have only been turned out 1 day in 14. Legit. And the weather is so back and forth. The kind of weather we all call "colic weather". I've made sure to stay on top of their walking and diet to minimize the risk of it. 2 hours a day in the eurosizer. In the morning and before bed. Hay 3 or 4 times a day and less grain than they would get if they were getting turn out. They're extremely freaking bored, and Rascal is getting a bit rank but it is what it is.

My person has started building stalls in the new barn today. So maybe soon we'll be keeping them stall bound there instead of here which of course means handwalking or building a roundpen for limited, one at a time turn out. We were going to build run in sheds and leave them out but the paddocks are so wet there will be no driving anything with supplies across them.

My horses have shoes finally and are all sound (Curtis and Rascal blew abscesses and Twister was his typical tenderfooted self) but I can't even ride. Rain is one thing. 2 or 3 weeks of it is redic.

How is every one else dealing with this very wet February??

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