It is no secret that the past few days in the New Year can simply be described with one word - COLD! We have been in a spell for about a week now that’s not seen above 15 degrees ferinheight and maximum cold was -28 degrees.
Even as someone who has worked at -31 degrees a few years ago, for me, that’s cold. All that said, the critters are surprisingly enjoying frolicing in the frigid West Virginia Mountains.
It is truly amazing how horses are able to adapt to anything. The weather here hasn’t been wet and, when I go out to check on them, they never shiver or anything. Though the option to go inside exists for them, the herd just seems to figure it out for themselves. It is truly amazing.
Late December, before I left on a wild Mexican Christmas Vacation (story for another time), my Ferrier, Dan, popped off Jean-Lucas’s shoes and life been easy-peesy on the farm every since.
Aparently, in the New Year Jean- Luc has taken it upon himself to also work his way to the top of the herd, too. This blew mine and my BMs mind as we watched the most recent her dynamics. After thinking it through though, I attribute it to a very good motivated critter.
Winter calls for hay feeders and isolated places to eat. I would say, like a pound dog that guards his food, Jean-Luc is doing the same. Maybe?
Next week is calling for warmer temperatures and hopefully somewhat more normal barn routine. This brings into question, what’s your winter work consist of? What will you teach in the barn? How do you get through the colder months without stopping work altogether?
Looking forward to hearing! In the meantime. Stay warm and #BoldlyGo!
My name is Chelsey.
Generator's Cuevo Gold, or as he's known around this barn, "Jean-Luc Ponycard", was foaled in 2004 from Generator's Hurricane & Cheyenne's Little Bit.
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