Apparently, Shyloh thinks she is some sort of woodland creature. I can't even count the number of times I have gone back to the pasture to get her and she comes frolicking out of the woods. Sometimes, she casually walks out, like whad up. . .and sometimes she flies out, like she thinks she is not supposed to be in the woods.
I really don't care where she goes in the pasture, she has about 15 acres of grass, sand, and wooded area to explore to her hearts content. I have a feeling she also sleeps in the woods. When I went to get her early one morning for the clinic, I could not find her any where. I walked to the back of the pasture, then I heard a noise behind me. There goes Shy, dashing from the woods all the way to the front of the pasture.
Today, I searched all over the pasture for the horses. Apparently, there is a secret spot through some woods that I did not know even existed! I found all the horses there munching away on grass. They are some pretty lucky horses to get to roam that land all day and all night.
The only problem with the woods is the ticks. Ticks! Again. Ugh. I have already pulled three ticks out of Shy. They seem to like to burrow on her neck, right under her mane. So nasty. And those buggers really hang on! They are not easy to get out. I guess it doesn't help that I don't really want to touch them. . .
I tried a natural tick repellent spray today that I got from a fan on Shy's Facebook page. I used 20 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil, 20 drops of Lemongrass essential oil, water, and a dew drops of dish soap. We will see if it works. . .if not, I'll have the nicest smelling horse in the pasture.
Why is it that during the cold months of winter, we always forget about the bees, mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and other winged insects of summer?