Memories Of Winter

The horses didn’t mind the snow much.

Horses going out in the snow to get some hay.They were happy to get out in it. Especially if there was food in the offing.Horses eating hay in a snowy field.My husband however wasn’t nearly as happy about it. His truck got stuck in the snow and he had to walk quite a ways in it, to get to the barn.

Snow covered driveway going out to the old barn.He made a nice little trail in the snow. It took him a while but he got there.

Snow covered driveway with footprints.He is glad that the winter is over for a while. He is going to enjoy the nice spring weather.


Even Healthy Horses Need Extra Feed In Winter

Horse eating hay on the Walcott farm.

Horse eating hay on the Walcott farm.Horses need a lot more roughage in the winter. If you have standing grass for them they can get a lot of that from grazing, but once the grass is gone they need hay, in addition to regular feeds.

The more exposed to weather the horses are, the more hay they need to stay warm.

The horses on our farms all have shelters where they can get in out of the rain, and the wind, so they don’t need as much hay as they would otherwise.

If your horses are out in the weather they will need more hay to keep warm, and the colder it gets they more hay they need to eat.