Just before the weather got really cold, we put our herd together 24/7. We had gradually increased their time to spending full days together, making the transition smooth. We also made some adjustments to our set-up. With winter weather looming, we reduced the size of our feed storage area so they would have a larger covered area to share. It does mean more trips hauling the large bales, but it's worth it to give them the space they need. We also took down a fence, and opened up the back pasture.
|The gang was ready to help when we arrived.|
(L-R) Koda, Cierra, Harmony and Nemo
|Cierra, just shy of 6 months|
Everyone learns to adjust to being fed in the same area.
|Breakfast is a beautiful thing|
Cierra really likes to hang around Harmony, who is such a nice mare - she lets her. She would make a really great mom.
|Cierra likes Harmony's grain better then her own,|
we gently remind her - that's not her pan.
We feed what is left of the hay, and get ready to haul more...
|Nemo investigating the forbidden area|
|The hay is better on the other side of the fence|
...keeping them out of the way can be a challenge...
|Harmony and Koda waiting for the hay fairy on wheels to back out|
|Koda cleaning up after everyone|