Having horse in a cold, snowy climate
I don't know that this is really a journal. I just couldn't think of a better place to put it. So here it is.
I often read posts about keeping horses in various climates and when I talk about the snow and cold here, many seem shocked at how cold it gets! Having horses in cold climates certainly poses different challenges, but I really don't think it's harder. Some of you living in the south have to deal with heat, drought, or rain. You have bugs and snakes that will kill you and/or your horse. The good news is that none of those can survive in my part of the world!
I wouldn't want to live anywhere else in the world, even though I will complain when that third big snowstorm hits within a week. Or when I have to shovel out a path to my manure pile three times in one day because the wind is causing the snow to drift back in. But in the end, I've lived my whole live here. I know how to deal with cold and snow. I don't know how to deal with heat and drought. I guess what I'm trying to say is that you shouldn't feel sorry for me. Looking after horses is always a big responsibility, no matter where you live. I'll be posting pictures that may make it look hard - and it is! - but no more than dealing with other kinds of issues in other parts of the world. Here, we have no skyscrapers. Oh heck, the mayor made a big announcement when the city got its first escalator. I'm not even kidding. And I live 30 minutes from that city so even they think I'm a hick.
So here are a few pictures of the property during a quiet winter sunset.