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A Day in the Life of The Oklahoma Heritage Horse

The Oklahoma Heritage Horse day begins by neighing out to the others on the pasture.  Believe it or not, these horses have their "clicks" and they stick to them!

When the sun is shining and it is 60 to 80 degrees you will find most of the horses grazing the pastures.  Typically they are running and playing in the earlier hours of the day when it is cool.  As the temperature raises the horses tend to find a shady spot or a pond to kick around in.

Anytime from March to May you might find a new colt or filly.  As part of the breeding program it is essential there are a few new ones hitting the ground each year.  Most visitors enjoy coming during this time as there is nothing like watching a group of foals becoming acquainted.

During the hotter summer months, July, August, and possibly September you won't find much activity if the temperature rises over the 100 degree mark.  Just like us humans, the horses are looking for the most comfortable area out of the sun they can find.  This is the time of the year we begin our search for them in the trees or on the edges of the ponds.

As winter moves in the Colonial Spanish Horse's struggle begins.  The grass begins to die off leaving the horses to rely on hay being delivered to each pasture.  Their feed amounts usually increase as the temperatures begin declining.  The care of the horses becomes more crucial during the winter months as they have only us to rely on.

Most of the pastures are mares only, with one stallion pasture as to keep the breeding selective and to a minimum. 

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