The horses were both born and bred in the Cariboo and don't seem to mind the cold. We have horse blankets and space in the barn, but most winters, we don't use either of these things. We just make sure the horses have warmed water to drink and give them extra hay. When the temperature dropped to near -40 recently, I let them out into the area where we store the round bales of hay and they were able to free-feed all night long. Now that it has warmed up and they're back in their paddock, Monty is protesting.
|(photo by Laura Kelsey)|