. Went to feed mares in the evening and snapped a couple more shots...there are eight mares in this field and when I feed them, there generally are four on each side...here are the four rumps on the west side of the building. From left to right they are T H Stormy Weather, T H Buttermilk, Excalibers Typhoon Queen and Mustardseeds Legionairre Apache Gal (the southern mare from SC). Below is Apache Gal...turning back as if to say: "What ya looking at?" If you notice, she has a shaved belly. Seems earlier in the fall she started acting like she was uncomfortable. If you've owned livestock (horses, cattle, sheep) for any time, you can tell when they are not feeling well. Apache Gal had that look, so I took her immediately to U of I Vet School for an exam. They ultrasounded, hence the haircut, on both sides and still did not know what was wrong. Gut sounds were normal but just in case I left her there and they put her on an IV later in the day. They kept her for 36 hours before she cut loose with diarreha. After that, another day at U of I and then home. No big deal, I probably could have taken care of her at home, but any more I don't even wait especially since Apache Gal is 20 years old. Below are T H Paint Me Picasso and T H Rust Spot. I bought a large metal building on skids and installed it this year for the stallions. Really love it and the stallions appreciate it also.
Below you see Link (Toad Hill's Lincoln Award) with Rosie in the background. Behind on the other side of the fence is Mocha Joe and Sandy Beach
These two seem to be outside running and playing every day, seems they love cold weather and playing in the snow.