I'm dying here.
It has been over a month since I have touched a horse. I don't think I have gone this long without bugging my equine friends in 15 years or so.
We try to winter our ponies someplace else. Not in our home corral. They are mustangs, and it really improves their attitudes to run free, eat grass and not worry about the people for between two and five months. The longer, the better as far as they are concerned.
We sent them away to an 80 acre mountain side last December 1st or so. But then about a month ago, they had their "Forced Relocation".
The property they are on now is a 10 acre (or so) plot of property behind the property owner' s home. We can just see our horses and the mares they are with from the highway. Just. But no touching. Or giving of treats. Or nuthin. The property they are now on was supposed to be sort of a temporary stop-over, but all of the the fencing is down on the long term pasture, so we can't move them there.
I miss our horses.