Through the winter, the horses get hay about every other day to keep them happy with full tummies. We haven’t gotten much moisture this year, so it’s also a way to relieve some grazing stress on the dormant plants.
We feed big 3x3x8-foot square bales. The tractor is essential to get the bales into the eight-foot bed of the truck, and from there, we can slide big “flakes” onto the ground in a long line so all the horses can eat with plenty of room to move around so everybody gets enough to eat.
The horses don’t usually come running like this, but they do perk up at the sight of the ranch truck and come to my calls of “heyla, heyla, mestenos!” 🙂
Pictured above are Hacho, Pirate, Mahogany, Snow and Baylee. Pictured below also are Artie, Star, Cisco, Haven and Iya.