On days like this - 12 degrees with driving snow and 25 mph winds - we do everything we can to keep the horses healthy and happy. We keep the guys in, feed extra hay, and try to keep them entertained. For boredom relief, we've hung a Likit horse treat between Paj and Reggie, and another between Ben and Boomer. We hang them high; past experience has taught us that low ones get all over blankets and everything else. It's messy enough on the stall bars. On Christmas Day, Paj had little red flecks all over his face. My heart skipped a beat before I realized it was tiny pieces of the peppermint flavored Likit Santa brought, and not lots of little wounds.
Ben enjoys a Likit, but Boomer imbibes only to be social.
It's a Likit, Paj, not a Biteit!
Watch how Reggie does it -
Oops, you've got some on your face, buddy.
Tomorrow will be a better day with a high around 30. Release the dragons! The forecasters say we will warm up to 50 by Sunday. That's good weather for scrubbing Likit off the stalls.