Wow, I actually feel like I got a lot done today. My husband was off today . . . or well he worked last night and just stayed up instead of going to bed and I only worked three hours today so we worked outside. We got all of the hay into the hay barn, instead of the horse trailer. I guess Chrome would have had to eat his way onto the trailer if we had to take him to the vet for some reason haha. Then I took apart their pen from in front of the barn and stretched it across the narrow side of the pasture, creating a paddock on the high ground part of the pasture. That way they're still close where I can keep an eye on them and they're on high ground where it won't be so muddy. We rotate them through the other paddocks on pretty days to graze.
So now Chrome and Zeppelin are living together twenty four seven instead of in their separate pens. They played hard running, bucking, rearing, biting, kicking, then settled in to munch on some hay. I set up a small pen around Chrome's side of the barn so I can lock him in when I feed since he eats slower than Zep, but they'll spend the rest of their time in the paddock.
Chrome is doing great. I'm keeping him thin enough to where I can see his ribs when he's moving around, but not so thin that he loses weight off his topline or anything like that. I'm not gonna starve the boy, I just need to slow his growth down. He's getting free choice hay. I haven't felt any heat or fluid in his joints, although after how hard they played today he might have some heat in them tomorrow. All in all things are going well for the time being. Let's keep our fingers crossed it stays that way. :)