He is beautiful! Good job getting back in the saddle! It has been misrible hot here. 110 heat index and humid. Hopefully it cools down this weekend to at least jump on bareback and goof off. The outside of a horse is the best medicine for the inside of a man (or woman in my case).
How do you mentally deal with the changes in grass! It is so pretty green in the spring I was jealous of how green it was! I have worked very hard to get grass year round at my farm. I think I would cry.
It's like two different places - green or brown. Each has it's advantages. Green is beautiful and I cut their rations, saving a bit of money, and keeping them from becoming barrels with legs. They still get some Equine Senior, a partial hay and grain as I try to maintain senior nutrition. As things start to brown I feed full at night and half ration of hay in the morning. I have 5 pastures or lots if you prefer, opening each as they eat it down to nothing. This is their main job. Bare ground won't burn and as fire season progresses I depend on them to give the ranch a fighting chance to survive, They are almost completed with the BE pasture, named after Begonia who is resting there, Another week or two and they'll be back on full feedings and it's my turn to cut up fallen tree limbs and move them to the outskirts. Net year I'm hoping to put in a small pasture area, seeded and irrigated, and see how it goes. For a group of horses mostly used to smaller corrals they seem very happy with their space here. Today Pam said they were fired up racing from one pasture to another.
He knows when you're happy, He knows when you're comfortable,
He knows when you're confident, And he always knows when you have carrots.