Winter Horse Work
- November 21, 2014
- Kay Schrock
Winter horse work is very much part of the ranch life scene. Despite the daily use of tractors and trucks to feed, the horses get their work in, too. The horses here on the ranch develop warm, fuzzy winter coats as they live and work outside year round. One bright winter day, I walked out to the calving corrals, to watch my husband work his horse a bit.
Dressed for the cold in a warm coat and scotch cap, he is getting his horse accustomed to pulling the calf-sled. This will help his horse be prepared for when there is a calf that needs pulled into the warm barn some a cold day. Winter horse work can be hard, cold, and daunting. But remember that every time you get another ride in, every time you give your horse a chance to practice a skill – it will benefit both of you in the long run.
About Kay Schrock
Kay is a ranch wife and mom of four kids. She has loved horses from a young age, and believes every little girl should have the opportunity to ride. Kay enjoys cooking for the ranch crew, photographing the ranch lifestyle, and writing stories. She loves...