The recent warm sunny days have allowed Simon and Ben to accomplish some much needed work benefiting Falling Creek’s horse herd.
In the winter, the barn is a pretty quiet place because our horses get a much deserved rest. They live in the fields at Thunderhead and the Green River pastures. The horses enjoy wonderful mountain views, constant comforting sounds of the Green River, and grass as far as the eye can see. And, as you would expect, the horses still seem to think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.
Did you know that a horse can drink eight or more gallons of water a day? I will let you do the math!
Because of this, Simon and Ben needed to figure out how to transport, store, and maintain a water supply for the herd of over twenty horses. As you can see in the photos, they answered the puzzle. Huge tanks of water are filled, raised with the tractor, and connected to troughs for the horses to drink.
Simon and Ben have also been talking about a possible new building for the Green River Pastures that will allow FCC to store large round bales of hay in the winter, and make for one super-cool new overnight site in the summer.
Check out our herd on our Camp Horses Page.