I laugh when I see horses bundled up in blankets and tucked into their stalls all winter. Horses don’t mind the cold like we do — they are far more uncomfortable when it gets hot. Freedom is out even in the worst of weather. He does wear blankets as if he gets wet and cold he shivers, but even when coated with ice he prefers the great outdoors.
Once I started turning my horses out 24/7/365 they taught me a lot. They refused to come inside during some of the fiercest storms . . . and yet they won’t come out of the barn during the hot summer days. I’m sure they’re out all night, but during the day Freedom looks at me with horror when I want to take him out for a ride in
the heat. Mad dogs and Englishman!
Freedom and Willow are lucky as they live in a bank barn which stays much cooler during the summer months. They take full advantage of it. In fact, it’s the only time of the year they use their stalls.
This week it was cool and rainy. Where did I find them? Outside!