Little Love is shedding. Actually, I think the worst of it is behind us as there is more and more short hair appearing from under the dull and gray winter coat of hers. Here is a picture I took three days ago with my cell phone (unfortunately many of my pics are cell phone pictures since I don't usually have my camera with me). I was brushing her while she was soaking her front feet and I literally scrubbed off three pounds of mud and half her hair!
On Sunday my husband came over to set up a fence in the pasture. Becky is worried about Col consuming too much grass and either getting laminitis or having too much energy. When she told me she wanted the horses to be outside only three hours a day, I freaked out! I suggested we build a fence across the front end (it's L-shape) pasture and let the horses have grass for the three hours and then move them into the smaller fenced area to hang out for the rest of the time. Since they'll be hanging out there a lot, the grass will never have a chance to grow real long and lush. After some thought, Becky agreed. It's not ideal for Little Love, but at least it means she isn't standing in her stall 21 hours a day. Here is a picture of all the people, dogs and horses putting up the fence. At first Little Love was horrified by the white plastic fence posts. She took off at full galop down the field, but then soon came back and decided to take a closer look at the scary objects. Good for her :-) Then afterwards both Col and her wanted to help in putting the fence in!