When would you move a fatty onto a rested field?

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@Huggy sometimes scrubby looking grass can have new growth shooting at the bottom with the rough old stuff protecting the tender new shoots from the weather - years of managing Little Un has taught me all sorts of things lol
 
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@Huggy sometimes scrubby looking grass can have new growth shooting at the bottom with the rough old stuff protecting the tender new shoots from the weather - years of managing Little Un has taught me all sorts of things lol
Yup - if it's there, he'll find it! :D
 

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Well, having broken the fence last week in the winter field, been moved back to muddy summer field, they are going to be put back tomorrow, now that we've done a mini electric fence on the broken bit. Not only that, but we're moving the fence so they'll have a bit more grass. So, ultimately, big bum is getting rewarded for being a bad faced boy.
 
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Little update, settled on a compromise for now. Grazing him onto a new section every evening. Then it's shut off during the day and he's on the muddy side again, so far so good but lots of rain forecast!

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Field from good end
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Muddy end
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This is the mud, partly grass still
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Ale

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does he live on his own?
He's in his own field but lots of ponies out in the day and group of 4 others who live out 24/7 like him. Also yard next door with horses who live out. We also have free roaming Shetland that often joins him (until he chases him out) and he's always within touching distance of a horse if he chooses (he doesn't)