It really is just black and white. A couple days ago when I was feeding the horses I stopped to take this picture. It made me chuckle to see my black black Friesians turning as white as snow… Literally! Animals always amaze me. The girls have a 20 foot shelter to hide in away from the elements, but no, they would rather be out and about. I read just the other day, that horses have 17 layers of hair. Each layer serves a purpose in keeping the horse warm. It is said that a horse that is allowed to grow a good winter coat, is as warm as a horse that is robed in the best winter blanket money can buy.
As the wind blows and the temperature drops the long hair of the horse starts to stand up, and the shorter hairs fill in. The natural oils of the skin help to repel the rain and the snow.
- Ever once in a while a horse comes along that wraps its self with in your heart. Rein is one of those horses. She will never tower over all the other horses, or become the Alfa of the herd. Rein had a slow start in life a first foal for Durkheim, coming 2 & 1/2 weeks early. Her mom only produced half the milk she required to start her young life. She quickly got use to milk replacer as a supplement, organic probiotic yogurt, (my horses will get what ever they need to help them survive), along with supplements recommended by the fenway foundation. At 4 years old she is a beauty. Like I said she will never be a 17 hand horse, but she surpassed 17 hands in my heart along time ago. There is truth in the old saying, Good Things Come In Small Packages!
- A newly approved stallion.
- Fait accompli
- The year in review….
- The morning at Camelot