Friday, August 27, 2010

Welcome My Neighbors, the Grass Eaters


This is Hershey and she loves to eat grass.


This is Hershey again, one of my neighbor's horses.


It makes us sad when folks have animals and don't have the room for them. My sweet neighbors have four horses. Two in each paddock. They are feeding them grain right now, but these two younger girls have less space, so we ask our neighbors if they could come and graze on our land.



Their paddocks are dried up and there is no fresh grass for them to eat. They are very good eaters and have room to kick up their heels and run. I like that we can help these beautiful
horses.

I wish I owned these horses because I would take really good care of them.




This is one of my neighbor's horses. Her name is Lucy Lu.
It has been a long hot summer and these beautiful horses look so thin. I can see their ribs. While I don't know anything about horses, I wonder what you think.?

17 comments:

The Bear's Blog said...

Sweet Friend,

You asked - well, we have two puppy dogs (rescues), and we love all animals. If that were Mom & Dad they would take them to live on the farm. Maybe your neighbor's would think that would be okay, they would still own them (maybe they would give them to you) but you would have control of giving them a loving, safe home.

That is just our opinion. Mom always says we have to stand up for the animals that can't stand up for themselves. Please keep us posted on their well being. God Bless You.

Lovingly,
All of Us

lailani said...

I was thinking how beautiful they look! I don't know much about horses, but when I had some for neighbors, I loved watching them.

That is great that you can help them and your neighbors out. :)

Gail said...

HI PAM-

the horses are SO beautiful. There are some blocks on your text due to image postings so I missed some of what you wrote. Anyway, I think you said the horses graze on your property - that is very nice. Are your neighbors concerned about their horses well-being? And if you truly believe they are being neglected then you can call the humane society to check on them.

Love to you
Gail
peace and hope.....

Finding Pam said...

Thanks for the sweet comments about the horses. I don't know anything about them, but I would like to learn more.

Joyce, Prudence and Sissy, I don't really need two horses, but I do enjoy watching them. It's not like I already don't have a bunch of animals already. LOL! But we will do what we can do to help them out.

Lanlani, I think you know more about horses than I do. I have always watched them from afar. I am sad that they are pinned up. We are trying to be a good neighbor and do what we can to help.

Gail, How do I get rid of that image on my computer? If anyone knows please leave me a note.

I have gone through my post and phtos, but can not find it.

Thanks for stopping by Gail.

Love to you all.

GunDiva said...

That's wonderful that you're allowing them to graze on your land. Grain is probably not the best food option for them, but without hay (in some areas it's very pricey or hard to get) it's not horrible. There are a couple of fairly inexpensive options for the owners - you letting them graze your land is great. I don't think the horses are unhealthily skinny, but they are a little on the thin side.

If you enjoy having them on your property, you're being a wonderful neighbor and helping these horses in ways you don't even know. You'll learn a ton about them just by watching how they interact with each other :)

Thom said...

How wonderful that you are able to help them out. These are beautiful horses. I think if it were me I would get a vet to go out and look at them and give some advice. I've never seen a horse with those kind of ribs showing like that. You never know. Better to be safe than sorry. Wonderful post my friend :)

Finding Pam said...

Gun Diva, thank you so much for your input on the horses. I am glad you think they look alright. I can't stand that they don't get to eat real grass and run. I am just thankful that we can help them out.

Lucy Lu is a little over a year or so in age. We have watched her grow up from a little colt.

Hershey is really the prettier horse as far as her body build.
I will keep everyone posted on their progress.

Finding Pam said...

Thom, thank you for your advice. I think that might upset my neighbors by calling a vet to check on them.

The owners seem to know a lot about horses, but they are not always there. An uncle comes by to check on them when they are gone and of course my HUBS does as well.

We will keep a close eye on them for sure. Thank you so much for coming by and leaving me a comment.
I hope you are well.

DeEtta said...

The horses are beautiful but do seem a little on the skinny side. I do know that horses need to chew so should be fed hay as well. We always had a salt/mineral block in the pasture for the horses, they need their salt and minerals just like us. Also lots of water.

You are such a good neighbor to let them graze on your property. I think I would do the same thing, they are such beautiful animals and if loved they can become a great friend.

Just Be Real said...

Pam thank you for sharing your horses. What beautiful coats they have. Wonderful that you can help all parties out. Blessings.

Finding Pam said...

DeEtta, thank you for the advice about the horses. I am going to ask my Hubs to talk to our neighbors sometime about the horses. They are great neighbors and I don't want to offend anyone.

I don't know if they have a salt block. We put one out for the deer in our back area.

JBR, they do have nice coats. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Travis Cody said...

That's great that you let the horses roam a little onto your property.

Jeff B said...

The only thing I know about horses is...It's better to be in front of them, rather than behind them.

Nice of you to let them graze.

Finding Pam said...

Travis, many thanks for the comments. Thank you for emailing Mimi.

Jeff B. You are so funny and profound at the same time. I had quite a nice laugh over your comment. LOL! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Sandi McBride said...

I think it's great that you open up your pasture to these lovely animals...I'm thinking the horses may need worming, but surely the owner would know enough to worm them? They need feed and grass, you're providing the grass. Just keep on what you're doing Pam...you're a treasure!
hugs
Sandi

Nessa said...

I thought they looked a bit thin, too. Good intentions are not always the best when it comes to the care of animals.

Finding Pam said...

Sandi,I would think that would would know that as well. I don't understand why they don't water the grass in the paddocks.

Nessa, I have learned a lot about horses in the comments from everyone. I appreciate your comment. I hope all is well with you.