All I can say is, I’m in awe. It rained, it froze and now its below zero and there’s a wind chill tonight expected below 30F and horses just deal with it by eating dry bales of hay. More hay than usual, but really. I’d be dead frozen, with all my extra layers of clothes on.
I did blanket them, always do especially if the weather includes freezing rain or rapid chilling and wind. And they mostly like the blankets then, otherwise it’s get these off please. This morning their muzzles were frosted as were their eyelashes, each hair white and stiff. Me, I had my sheepskin hat pulled way down and my widest, longest scarf wrapped way up and I was still having trouble blinking (in real cold it hurts and eyelashes stick with each blink). My fingers were rapidly becoming painful despite heavy gloves. My legs becoming frozen slabs despite the snow pants.
This afternoon at 3:30, when I took the photos, it’s warmer than it was this morning, but still really cold and breezy. The sky is starting to cloud over in an interesting fan-like pattern instead of being clear blue.
Are you a good winter weather survivor? Or a warm blanket couch potato?