What a fun day with this gal! This cutie-patutie has been coming to the barn to help me with my horses once a week and it is so fun to have her help. Clearly she is doing a great job helping me spread my shavings in Miss Chloe’s stall! Her Mommy and Daddy are having fun taking lots of photo’s too. Her Mom has a really nice camera, and has taken a lot of really cool photo’s of not only Alice but also of the horses too!
Alice not only helps me with the shavings, she also helps me fill extra water buckets. I like to have the extra buckets filled (they have automatic waters, but the extra water is nice to have since Zack dunks his hay when he eats so his water trough will often be filled with hay!). Her other favorite thing is to help chase them in the arena where they love to run around. Okay, I must admit that at this age she probably has more fun playing in the dirt in the middle of the arena with me, silly girl, fun is fun right? Whether it’s dirt, shavings, water or horses it’s all great FUN! 😀
The other thing Alice really enjoys is helping her Grammy make feed buckets for those cute horses. She helps put the scoop of food into each bucket then is very good at scooping out the hoof supplements into each bucket. We then add some apple cider vinegar and she helps stir everything together. Then she helps carry the buckets to the stalls and put the food into another bucket that the horses eat out of, yummy. The horses look forward to this little lunch, it’s not a lot but its enough to get their supplements and any meds. I give Miss Chloe Equoxx for her bad back leg, she is doing really well on this med.
I’m so excited that Miss Alice LOVES the barn and the horses. I am hoping that she will someday enjoy learning to ride and I can’t wait to have her share this love that I have and am hoping she will enjoy the work that comes with taking care of horses as it is one thing to love them, but there is a lot of hard work that goes into it as well. It’s a great way to teach responsibility and so it brings much joy that she comes and enjoys the barn. ❤
Unfortunately I was so busy with everything I only took the photos above. My daughter-in-law got some excellent photos of Alice feeding carrots to Chloe, Zack was photo bombing the photo, he he, Zack is so cute. He can’t have carrots because they have too much sugar but I gave him a handful of his feed he can eat so he wasn’t left out! My horses are so incredibly spoiled but they do behave. My daughter-in-law, Amber noticed how Chloe kept pushing Zack aside not letting him near us on the other side of the fence. Chloe is such an alpha mare, very dominant and keeps everyone in their place. Amber is very observant and it is fun to see the horses interact with each other. I find the whole herd dynamics so fascinating. I try to keep a routine with the horses, and when I differ from that routine, boy, they can get upset but they still mind and behave. I try to get to each of them in a fair manner and they somehow understand that neither are forgotten and sometimes its the others turn.
I thought I would share and found another photo from another day. I feel so blessed and I thank my family so much for sharing these horses with me. It means the world to me, and I get so much joy spending time with both my ponies and my family! ❤ ❤ ❤