Our quarter horses are dealing with the rapid transition to winter. They are hardy animals but the early cold snap has caught them before their coats have completely filled in. Fortunately we have plenty of hay and they have been able to find lots of grass beneath the snow.
During winters past we have marveled at how well our horses cope with the rigors of winter. Their coats become so thick they look like plush teddy bears. Even when we see icicles on their muzzles, frost on their eye lashes, and ice drips on their backs, they endure and we remind ourselves that these quarter horses are tough cookies.
I was inspired by watching our horses to have Jim Taylor and his quarter horse, Buck, trek through a blizzard to rescue a wounded FBI agent in Meeteetse Massacre.