Along with keeping hay in front of your kids, might want to add some table salt to their feed pans, if you see they aren't drinking enough.
Unless it has a water meter, this is one reason I don't like automatic waterers.
Colic impaction is a threat this time of year because some horse don't want to drink water ---- even if it's heated
Funny you mention snowpants, Lady Chevalier. I brought my snowmobile suit when I retired from the OH/PA border, and I thought how nice it would be if I could still wear it
I wore that coat & bibs back in the day when I only thought I was fat but I was skinny as a broom handle.
There is no way this side of "anywhere and back" I could fit into any part of that suit.
Today, I wore my old snowmobile mask and was layered in a two t-shirts, sweatshirt, flannel shirt, lined winter barn coat with a hood. The wind was so obnoxious today, it cut thru all of that while I was hauling manure to the dump station. This is southern Middle Tennessee - or so I thought