Touring the stables. Most of the stalls were empty as the horses were in the various paddocks outside.
One stall did have a horse, and the children were told to keep away. This horse was newly rescued and was still skittish. Sadly the former owner had crossed a line between discipline and abuse (unintentionally according to our tour guide). Now they were working on getting the horse once again comfortable with people.
The children were able to see inside the empty stalls. They were being cleaned during our visit. In fact after the visit T couldn't get over how dirty the stalls got!
"Do you know what a horse's bathroom looks like?" T asked me. "It has hay on it."
The children were fascinated by the "bedrooms" and how they hung their hay on the walls.
|Making "salad" from hay, alfalfa, and carrots|
Or as he put it "Join the horse riding club."