But Flash and Jackson are retired, quiet, with joints that ache. They would not be interested in jumping the fence. They would be very interested in eating the grass, despite it being dry and brown.
It would also solve the Winston-Jackson problem. When Flash, the alpha in our herd, has to discipline Winston (he is such a brat and deserves the flattened ear treatment), Winston takes it out on Jackson who is at the very bottom of the herd pecking order. Flash doesn't bite or kick -- or rarely does so. For the most part, he flattens his ears and that it enough. Sometimes, he will lunge at one of the others. And, sometimes he does bite Winston. I haven't seen him be as aggressive with the others. Of course, the others behave.
Poor Jackson is covered in bite marks from Winston. They needed to be separated.
We took Flash and Jackson up to the top pasture -- we haven't come up with a name yet. The gate is labeled pasture "7." Or we could call if 14 Oak Pasture. Or the retirement pasture. Or Marv's pasture (it shares a fence line at the back with Marv's property).
Brett found a big log to sit on while we watched Flash and Jackson settle in.
From the log, you can barely see the house. The front clover pasture where Winston and Mufasa were hanging out was too far away to see.