Since Francie is small, and Phoenix is fat, I have to separate them when I feed Francie twice a day. Phoenix would steal her food otherwise, and he definitely doesn't need extra calories. For a while I've been tying her up to eat, but this isn't ideal. I worried I would forget to turn off the power for the electric fence, as the place I was tying her had one electrified strand on top. I worried I would get distracted by the boys and forget about her. I worried that she would spook over something and somehow hurt herself.
So the other weekend we set about to create a small feeding paddock for Francie, so she would be safe even if I had to leave her for a bit (and I wouldn't have to worry about the electric fence).
This paddock is really handy too because I can run while she eats and digests, and by the time I get finished and changed into riding clothes, she is ready to go and I don't have to catch her again. She still continues to be a little tricky to catch.
Hoping to complete a few more horse-related projects over the winter months. I love getting things accomplished!