So we got a lovely sheet of ice. It's been one of those events where it warms up, the snow melts a bit, and it freezes again. It's like mother nature wants me to bust my butt.
I keep my horses in during this mess, and they're beyond ticked about it. They're in a pole barn, so they've been rotating, one at a time, getting out to go have adventures... Those adventures consist of playing jenga with the haybales. "Oh this one looks good!!!" -chows down in the middle of the stack- Thankfully since the last bad weather snap where it was just COLD, the stack is no more and it's all in the loft.
But on my way to town and other places, I see horses that are out in this crap! And you know the ground is just a pure sheet of ice. It drives me crazy. It's not like you have to just worry about a slip and fall, which they can do in any weather - or mine can. They're 'talented'. But if they hit a patch just right and it breaks? Hello cut up pasterns!!!
Well I'm off to find some bottles so that maybe, despite their salt licks, they'll stop trying to escape by chewing the stalls down u__u