Oh, the weather outside is frightful...as evidenced by all the brown and gray here:
And tis the season for horse blankets! Some of the horses who live outside 24/7 have grown a nice, shaggy winter coat of their own. But horses who are ridden often and work up a sweat get haircuts! And thus, a variety of blankets to compensate. We are constantly checking the weather and changing their outfits: From sheets for traveling, coolers for post-workout, waterproof turnout blankets for frolicking, quilted stable blankets for nighttime, fleece liners, hoods to cover their necks, etc, etc. Whew.
But the colder temps are bringing Christmas spirit as well! The stockings are hung with care, and the horses had better be on their best behavior now. Santa will fill these with plenty of treats in just a few short weeks :)