Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Chilcotin Holidays

Fresh Grass

I am Duke, a horse here on the Chilcotin Holidays ranch. We have to eat hay throughout all of winter but when spring finally arrives and the grass starts growing we are still not allowed to go eat there. I don't understand why we can't just go eat the beautiful fresh grass on the other side of the fence. So we just go there ourselves and hope the people don't realize. Here is how we do that. We wait until they are busy with something else or sleeping and then we go to a part of the fence that is missing a log on top. Sometimes we just break them ourselves. Some of us are really good at jumping and some aren't and those are the horses that are stuck with the hay. So when we make it to the other side we start eating. The grass is really tasty, much better than the hay. When we need a break from eating we wander around the ranch. Our pasture is big but we still love walking around the ranch. After a while the people realize we are missing and they come and chase us back into the pasture. This doesn't keep us from trying again though. One day, I think they had enough of us escaping so they put a lot of branches and big sticks on the fence. We tried to behave as long as they were there but some of us had to go push at the fence even when they were still standing there. They really don't know how to be subtle. I know that we are allowed to eat grass sometime later in spring but it is hard for us to wait when we can see the fresh green grass right in front of us. The place where we go when we are allowed to graze is a few minutes away from the ranch. It's beautiful there and we are undisturbed. Some still want to go back and eat the hay though which I completely don't understand. I don't know why we can't go there to graze as soon as the grass starts growing but I guess it has to do with some weird rules the people have to follow.

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We are a licensed guide outfitter and we conduct guided wilderness adventures throughout our 5,000 square km operating area. This guide area has been operational since 1880, making it the oldest in British Columbia. More about us HERE.

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