The wind chills are going to be in the 20sF tonight and tomorrow night - temperatures will be in the 30s with wind gusts over 30mph - and Pie and Drift have to go outside to the paddocks tonight, otherwise Pie has no opportunity for turnout. If Pie had a place to go in the day, they could be out in the day and in on bad weather nights like tonight, but the dry lot paddock isn't available during the day since it's occupied by another horse - Charisma, who's a Morgan and insulin resistant. Pie's good about using his shed, Drifter not so much, but I've dragged out my winter blankets which had already been cleaned and rewaterproofed and put away for the year. Pie has no winter coat left and Drift almost none, so the blankets are needed.
No riding today - the wind is howling and it's spitting rain. Vet visits tomorrow and we'll see how Pie is doing, but I think it unlikely that he'll be going to the Mark Rashid clinic since we don't know for sure yet what's going on with him. He'll have blood drawn for insulin and thyroid tests and I'll be sending some of his hair off to the U. Minnesota for testing for the most common gene causing PSSM in QHs. But Dawn's saying "send me in coach, I'm ready to play!", and she certainly is ready.
Got a call from Melissa at Paradigm - Maisie had a mild gassy colic-like episode, probably due to an abrupt weather change, so as a precaution they had the vet out to assess her and give her some oil as a precaution - considering her past history of impaction colics we err on the side of caution with her. And Norman's going to ride along next week with another horse that has to go to the vet clinic for a test, and will have a small spot - possibly another cancer - frozen off his eyelid.