Today, Sunday , I decided to take the dogs for a bit of a walk on the neighbour's land behind our place. The temperature was a nice -17C (0F). The snow was crisp and getting a little deep for easy walking, but still an enjoyable hour. It's almost time to dig out the old snowshoes.
Boots stayed with me, but Brooklynn turned left when we went right and never did catch up with us until we returned home. She was pretty iced up between the toes. It didn't seem to bother Boots at all.
I figured that there would be lots of critter sign after 3 days of snow flurries. Not so. It looks like the deer have finished the rut and moved down into the valley. I didn't even see a coyote track, which is unusual. It was just like a big, barren, white desert, without the heat.
All in all, not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon, or even part of one!
This field is a great one to ride in, before the neighbour puts his cows and bulls in. It goes way up, about 300feet, and is all open grassland. The cows keep it short, and this is a spot where you can let the horse go. Generally, they like to gallop from one end to the other, about a mile. In the winter, it is more of a slow walk, particularly in this area as there are obstacles under the snow.