Hello Dear Humans! Ma Leueen tells me that some Humans have been asking if I have snowshoes for going out in the snow. She explained that Humans have big flat things they put on their feet that they call snowshoes. Well mine are not like that. I just have a plastic rim inside the metal of my shoes to stop the snow getting into a big ball and making it impossible for me to walk. And I also have two spikey bits at the heel end of my shoes to give me some traction if it is icy. Here is a photo of the underside of my hoof.
It’s been very cold and icy. But Ma Leueen knew I needed a day off from work in the arena so we went for a walk. It was a VERY cold day. Ma Leueen told me it was -10 C. or 14 F. She told me that Humans reading my blob post would know how cold that was. But Ma Leueen had me wearing my special cold weather sheet that goes over my hind end to keep me warmer. I asked her to take some photos of us out walking but she said no because she would not take off her mittens and have her hands get cold. She said she would take some later of my tracks in the snow. We did not go to the forest as the trails to get to the forest are too icy. We just walked around the paddocks at the front of the farm. Here are some photos she took of my tracks in the snow. In the first one the snow was not too deep.
So I am fairly happy with the winter so far. Me Leueen got me a super blanket for turnout. It covers my neck and I am nice and warm.
I also have a warm blanket for my stall . I have two windows in my stall. I like being able to see out and know who is coming and going. Speaking of coming and going, in the mornings Therapy Human Lori gets me dressed and takes me out to my paddock. She brings Touchie with me . He just goes striding out with his long legs over the ice. I don’t do that. I do NOT want to slip and have an injury. I tell him to slow down but he doesn’t listen. It is tough for TH Lori as Touchie is pulling her ahead and I’m saying: “not so fast”.
All in all things are good. The big Winter Festival is coming up soon I hear. I will get Ma Leueen to put up my blob post about the flying reindeer that I wrote some time ago. Some of you may not have read that one. Till next time Dear Humans!