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Today was pretty... and I was trying to enjoy the LAST DAYS OF WARMTH AND SUN!!!! :barnie

So... bunch of photos as I drove around a little.

Not my horses... they are mustangs brought up from the lower 48.

Since there are so many photos, I put them in as thumbnails. Click to make them bigger.
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Alaska certainly is stunning. The only thing I miss about my former non shepherd lifestyle is being able to travel. Things being how they are now, shepherd or no, I don’t want to venture too far from home. Thanks for the photos. :D
 

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How do the horses fare in Alaska winters? Do they stay inside?
Well... Alaska is a huge state....

Where I live it was/is fine for horses.

For winter, once snow was deep enough to be annoying, we would bring the horses up to the barn paddock. We have a large barn that they could run in and out of as they wished.

I fed them hay outside. I cut a hole in the hay loft, so I could toss the hay into the outside paddock.

Water was in an insulated and heated (well, deicer) trough inside the barn.

They would get super fuzzy... I never blanketed them.

The only issues were

#1, when I stupidly bought a quarter horse x thoroughbred. Thin skin, hard keeper, also hooves weren't the best. :rolleyes:

#2 my Caspian could NOT help himself... EVERY spring he would get overly excited and dance about on the ice and pull something. So every spring I would have to shell out for a horse massage lady. No joke. 2 to 6 times before he was back to right.
 

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