When I went to get Shasta the other day, I noticed a few of the ponies looked a little thin. That is kinda normal this time of year for ponies on pasture, but I don't like it and was feeling bad for them. Usually I bring them into the corral for a month or so till the grass starts to green up. But this year we have some stupid old cows there (I wanted to sell them last fall but of course we had to keep them and they are not worth it and probly not even pregnant cause we never got them checked. And yes I am a little annoyed no one listens to me)
Anyways there is no corral available for 9 horses to fit in, I have my round pen and 2 smaller outdoor stalls but that's just not enough. So Neil rolled a bale out there and he will do that every week or so till there are enough heifers with calves we can kick them out then put the horses in.
The horses were quite surprised when he drove out there and started rolling it out. Quite often he drives out there to go somewhere else and they just get whatever falls off. I would rather only bring in a few like Duchess and Jazz and Shasta and maybe Bailey cause the rest are doing quite well, but this will have to do for now. I wish the weather would warm up and stay warm cause as soon as the dugouts are open I can put half (or more) in the north pasture and won't worry about feeding them, but until then I guess they get spoiled :)
I didn't want to put it in a feeder cause I am sure those who really need it wouldn't get any with so many out there, so rolled out there is lots of room for everyone to eat.