We Built A Horsetress

We didn’t build a fortress, we built a horsetress.

Yup, we walled the stalls!
Yup, we walled the stalls!
DASH! is sure he can find a way in somehow!
DASH! is sure he can find a way in somewhere!
Gracie trying to create an entrance.  She was sorely disappointed.
Gracie trying to create an entrance. She was sorely disappointed.
Where the outer perimeter is walled up, the separator bars are open so Hal and Charlie can be close.
Where the outer perimeter is walled up, the separator bars are open so Hal and Charlie can be close.

Charlie has a message for Morty, who is the reason we had to do this:

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The fans installed for mosquito control will help maintain circulation.  We’re also going to drill some 3″ holes for cross ventilation.

We really hated to do this, but despite never letting Morty out unless a) he’s tied up. or b) one of us is there to watch him, he bit Charlie again.    All it took was a blocked view for a few seconds.

With the new Horstress, Hal and Charlie will be brought in whenever the dogs are out, and when the dogs are inside, the horses will be loose.  Yes, it will be a pain in the butt since the dogs go out several times a day, but it’s all about priorities.  Hal and Charlie are just as important as any of the dogs and it is our responsibility to keep them safe.  Morty is family.  Irritating family is still family, you don’t throw them away.

See, it’s not all hummingbirds, butterflies and Slugger farts and Run A Muck Ranch.  We get trials and tribulations too!

Horses/Morty Separator Attempt #8:  This one has to work longer than the rest!

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7 thoughts on “We Built A Horsetress

    1. If he went after Hal, he would have been kicked. We don’t know why Charlie won’t do it. I assure you, I’ve discussed it with Charlie many times, but he keeps saying he’s a pacifist.

  1. Good grief..i always say ‘why can’t we just wake up and a have a life …” instead there is always something to ‘deal’ with ..the joys indeed…hope it works 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx

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