In preparation for a new barn, and to attempt to streamline their meals, both boys are going onto new supplements. Red will be a "fancy horse," and will be getting Smart Paks. This is a clever, convenient way to order supplements, in which they come packaged in a strip of wells, each well containing the various powders and pellets you've selected for your horse. Whomever is feeding needs to simply pull the top off the strip of wells for the day, and dump into the feed bucket. Red will be getting a senior horse vitamin-mineral supplement (pelleted, because he won't eat what Rhio will be getting...just to make life difficult!), MSM for his hocks, and plain salt. This is essentially what he is currently getting, but instead of doling out a scoop o' this and a scoop o' that each day, it'll be just rip and dump. Easy! I'm not thrilled about the premium price I pay for this convenience, but I think streamlining feeding for the new barn owner will be worth it. Rhio will be getting a granular vitamin-mineral-Omega 3 supplement (the one Red won't eat), plus his antacid, and a fat supplement. It'll still be scoop-and-dump from a big bucket for him, but hopefully it won't be too much trouble.
Now, if today's winter weather (mostly snow, but some periods of drizzly rain) will hurry up and stop, so the roads will be good and clear tomorrow for hauling, I would be grateful!
|Rhio taste-tests his new supplement (it's a winner! He licked the bowl clean.)|
|Red's fancy drawer, which came filled with his individual servings of his supplements.|
|My corner of the tack room, filled with my stuff (it's a lot - but at least it's fairly organized and contained in bins and drawers!)|
|What's left after hauling most to storage. It looks so empty!|