So this past week we received a new addition to the Bantry Bay occupancy. Nobody was more excited (I think) than the old horse George because the newcomer is a female horse (‘mare’) named Peggy!
Here they both are grazing in the back pasture of their enclosure:
George is wearing a fly mask (I just finished ‘googling’ what it was and what it was for) because he’s been getting bitten around his eyes/nose lately by, ironically, horse flies. There has been a lot more noise than usual coming from the pasture which I presume is owing to the prescience of “another horse”. George and Peggy appear to get along rather well. When one moves into an area of the enclosure the other tends to follow. They won’t likely be seen wandering outside of the enclosed pastures as their caretaker, Julie, has repaired the fence and hooked up the electric fencing… which definitely works.
In any case, it’s nice to have another horse around the farm. I like to treat them as intelligent, observant, and highly intuitive creatures that add greatness to an already incredible farm atmosphere!