Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Windy Weds...

It has been a crazy two days at Shiloh!

The wind has been just horrible! We were getting gusts up to 60 miles an hour and when it gets like this, there is just not a lot we can do with the horses. The dust was blowing so badly yesterday and today that we could hardly see and this morning the wind was icy cold and we were freezing!


Here is Chia Pet modeling a Devil Costume reminding everyone to join us out at Shiloh on Saturday morning to celebrate Halloween with the horses. Some of the horses will be handing out candy and we will all be in costume. Come on out, wear your costume and join in the fun- Saturday, October 31st from 8am until 1pm. We even have a prize for best costume!

Abbey and Emily are back in town and will be heading home to Alaska on Monday. They will be dressing up Little Dude and Moses for Halloween. Here Emily greets Tanis...

We pulled out blankets today and put them on all of our Special Needs Horses as well as our very elderly guys. The desert wind is freezing and it is supposed to get into the mid 30's tonight. We don't want our older guys to have to use any extra energy to stay warm and we feel better knowing they have the extra protection and warmth during this cold weather.

We have moved Tequila into the Gummie Pen, he is in his mid 30's and eats very slowly with his few remaining teeth. In the Gummies he can eat his feed leisurely. Here he is toasty warm with his blanket on.
Sleetwood braved the wind and spent some time in the turn out...

Eagle in his blanket with Mendoza napping in the sun behind him.

We reinforced all of the pig areas as well and made sure they have plenty of thick straw to burrow in to stay warm. Jimmy Dean checks out his pile in Daisy's stall...




4 comments:

Found art blog said...

Y'know, it's quite strange to hear about the Nevada desert having "icy cold winds"!! Living in England, 600 miles off the Arctic Circle, I really can't imagine you guys getting that cold!!

Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary said...

It is freezing out there! Of course, I guess it is relative to where you live- but anywhere that gets into the 30's and 40's is cold! :o)

We were all bundled up wearing our ski hats!

Found art blog said...

It's in the 30s and you're wearing ski hats?! Hmm....!! I guess I'm just used to Deserts being hot, and only think of your horrendous summer temperatures!!

Found art blog said...

Actually, it's occurred to me. If you're talking farenheit, that's comparable to a UK winter temp (colder in Scotland though!) But it's still a really bizarre image to think of you guys wearing ski hats in the desert!!! A definite Dali twang there!