Today it's not that cold - high in the mid 30sF - but the wind is really howling - steady 20-25mph with gusts to 40mph. Not my cup of tea - I hate the wind. It's so windy that it actually pushes you when you're walking. And even Pie thought so - when I walked to the barn this morning to feed, I actually caught him hanging out in his shed with just his face sticking out - first time ever in the four plus months he's been here that I've seen him use it.
And Dawn seems to be in heat - this morning when I turned her out she nickered to Pie - she usually hates him - and then proceeded to do a mares-in-heat display - those of you with mares will know what I mean. She even does this for mares in her herd - and then they copy her. And Dawn has an extra variation, involving standing next to a fence and plastering her hindquarters into the fence and leaning her whole body weight sideways into it - let's hope the fence is still standing this afternoon. If you're leading her and there's a gelding nearby and you're not careful to hurry her along, she'll get "stuck" in this position against a fence or barn aisle wall. Ah, mares . . . But the good thing is that now that she's on Mare Magic, her heats are (somewhat) less pronounced and she's still able to work and concentrate when she's in heat, which didn't used to be the case.
I'm going to give horse work a pass today and hope for better conditions tomorrow.