Can St George go back to being a desert now?
My wife's horses have had enough of this rain already. I've learned more than I ever wanted to know about horses over the last 20 years since they showed up at our house. One big thing I've learned is that horses don't need blankets. They are amazing animals and I've seen them get through below zero temps, 2 or 3 feet of snow and more.
The only thing that seems to bother them is when they get really soaking wet and there's wind. I've seen them come into the barn with an inch of snow on their back but as they start to eat, you can see the snow melt and the steam rise off of them as their incredible self-sustaining-system warms them right up.
But since we're suddenly getting rain that won't stop, for the first time ever, we decided to try putting blankets on the horses. If you listen carefully, you can hear one horse say, "Please take this stupid thing off before my friends see me" as the other says, "Hey dummy. I thought you said St George was a desert"
I thought it was. Now we have standing water in the yard, every hoof print is full to the top and our entire property has become a swamp. Now that this experiment is underway, I think we'll still just watch as their amazing built-in defenses take care of them when it's cold but they seem to do a little better with blankets when we're getting rain day after day and there's some wind to make things worse.
I may be the only person in the desert who owns one of these goofy rain hats. I look like the guy on the Gorton's fisherman package and there's no way to not look dorky when wearing it
We were going to build a barn but the timing and supply chain issues have delayed that. Hopefully soon. For now, I get to look at two angry but hopefully warm horses.