After receiving this treat, the weather conditions outside really didnít look that bad. How cold is blowing snow from a stiff north wind and 30 degree temperatures when your belly is heated by a good meal and your heart warmed by the good people around you?
My advice to those that donít see all the goodness around them - spread a little bit yourself. A smile, a greeting, a helping hand; all of these things are always returned ten fold.
It was a cold trek today, but the horses did well. They had a hard trek the day before with only a tie at the end of the day, In spite of that, they buckled down and gave it their all.
Around noon, I noticed that Bill was feeling a little off. Bill is a very sensitive horse and always does his best to please me. After a long, first day trek and a night without all the rest he needed, he barely touched his morning oats. When he left most of his noon day oats as well, I figured it out - he was nervous that he wasnít living up to expectations. I pulled him out of the hitch and stuck him back on the trailer for the afternoon. Just a little bit of relaxation returned him to normal. Tonight he attacked his feed with a vigor, took a couple of good rolls in the playpen and was ĎGood ĎOl Billí once more! Bob and Doc are doing fine, so Bill gets one more day of rest.