Sunday, January 30, 2011

Another Day Off & A Question

I had full intention to work with Chrome today, but because the weather was so beautiful we were doing some much needed remodeling on the chicken coop and it got too late. :( I was even going to video tape the session today. If it isn't raining tomorrow I will tape some then.

Also while we were gathering tools for the remodel we left the pasture gate pulled to but not latched. I didn't think anything of it because the horses were eating. A few minutes later Zeppelin started running back and forth in the lease land and braying. Turns out Chrome had let himself out of the pasture and wandered off down the road!!! It scared me so bad. As soon as he saw me he walked right up to me and let me put the halter on him. I'm glad I've walked him on the roads so much so he knew not to get run over by a vehicle or to wander off into the neighbors' yards. Whew! From now on I'm always latching the gate even if I'm only walking across the yard and back.

ETA: I forgot to mention that I'm now feeding Chrome in a big barrel instead of a bucket. I'm hoping that it will slow him down and make him learn to use his lips better (so that he will take treat gently), but I'm not sure, because he still bites down into the feed with his teeth. We shall see. If anything it slows him down more and that's always a good thing. My question is, should I raise it off the ground at all? He's used to eating about a foot off the ground. Here are some pictures. Let me know!


  1. Good for Zep for looking out for crazy Chrome. What a scamp that guy is.

    Mango Momma

  2. The only issue we have with buckets/food pans on the ground is some of the horses decide it is more fun to knock the bucket over and eat the food off the ground.... then you end up wasting feed.


  3. I was told that feeding at ground level is the ideal. It's most natural. Sometimes when I feed from the higher feeders, my horses paw and the vet said that it was because of the height of the feeder. Yalla! chomps down in the grain bucket too. I think its because they like it soo much.

  4. Yeah, I would say as long as he isn't knocking it over feeding on the ground is A-OK.


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