Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hunger Strike

I just can't do it.
I can't eat one.more.bite!
I'm on strike!

But, Ladybug, 
if you don't help us mow the pasture,
 that Dreaming lady will send us home!

I'm ready to go.
I need a rest from all of this eating!

Fat Camp came to an end on Labor Day. The horses were picked up and taken back to the Son and Reins Ranch, and the horses were due to start 'laboring' the next day in their jobs of helping troubled youth. It was amazing to see how much the horses 'grew' during their visit in our pasture. The most striking difference was noticeable with Boaz. He is the rangy, black Thoroughbred with his head buried in the grass on day one. His owners have never been able to keep any weight on him. (Pay no attention to the lady behind the horse!)

 Three weeks later….
Ta da!
Look Ma, no ribs!


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    1. Thanks. I did nothing but give them access to grass 24/7. They loved it!

  2. Beautiful horses. My daughter found one in a muddy pasture, just about past saving. The people gave him to her if she would haul him away. Now, some months later after being kept at a stable and fed well, he looks like a different animal.

    1. It is amazing what a bit of TLC and some groceries will do! Boaz gets the TLC, but struggles to keep a bit of fat on his ribs. Maybe this year he will have a head start and will maintain his lovely shape!

  3. Wow, Boaz looks so much better! You must have a relaxing pasture with healthy grass ~ or maybe you're a horse whisperer. I felt like I couldn't eat another bite when I got home from Nova Scotia. Unfortunately that has passed! Now I'm missing all those fabulous desserts that I ate. LOL! Have a good one!

    1. He looked fantastic… but it had nothing to do with me. Just the lovely green grass we have this summer, and plenty of it!
      I can't wait to hear more about Nova Scotia!

  4. Boaz has a shiny black coat, and the horses have important "jobs", well they truly do have jobs.

    1. They do have jobs, and even though they aren't physically demanding, I do believe that they experience mental strain.

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    1. Doesn't he? His owners were so amazed! I hope he can keep some of the weight on.

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    1. This year, yes - well, at least by Colorado standards. Kentuckians would be aghast at what we call 'pasture'!
      We have had a lot of rain this year (again by Colorado standards) and the grass has grown well and stayed green in most areas.


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