RicelandMeadows


Job Shadow
July 19, 2022, 7:05 pm
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July 19, 2022

Maggee, our 2022 little filly, went to work with mom last week. She is learning all about farm work. Mom Amee and her teammate Abby, had to rake the straw from our recent speltz harvest. Maggee, is tied to mom and gets to walk along while mom works. This is a great way to introduce the youngster to noises and situations that she hasn’t seen or heard before.

The key is to tie the young horse where she is safe. She is tied short enough so that she can’t get out in front or behind her mother. She can walk alongside safely watching and listening to everything. She has done this before today, but only while line driving the team or when hitched to a wagon. On this day we did about 2 acres of actual work.

It was a nice day. The humidity was low and the flies were mostly absent. The straw makes a swishing sound as the rake flips it over. The baby settled in quickly, walking along with no fear. She even learned to key off voice commands given to her mother while she worked. It was a great day.

Here they are at the end of the job. The baby seems to be saying… “We did good, didn’t we mom?”