Morgan (and Casper and Gwennie) helping get Shortcake moved out to the upper pasture. Well, I’m not sure Casper and Gwennie did any actual helping. Anyway. I’ve set myself up for an even bigger challenge by moving Shortcake out to pasture. This wasn’t because I wanted a bigger challenge. However, I was keeping Shortcake on hay in the back barnyard. Keeping an animal on hay in October makes me a little nervous. I hadn’t put Shortcake out to pasture since her arrival, and I finally decided I’d better stop feeding out hay. I have an ample supply, and probably more than I need, but this winter is yet an unread book. Fall is not a good time to be wasteful with hay. I suspect this means I won’t make much progress with Shortcake until I bring the horses back to the barn and start feeding out hay in earnest, but for now, I’m in hay conservation mode.