I still think that their feet were soft due to the moisture in their paddocks. We've also been having sub-freezing temperatures every night and someone said that the ground has been frozen in the mornings. I'll keep applying Keratex to their feet and hope that it stays dry for a bit.
Cisco hasn't been quite himself the last couple of days - quite quiet and lethargic, to the point that I took his temperature yesterday afternoon just to be safe (it was totally normal). I'm pretty sure that I know the reason - it's because he's got a full tummy. A round bale (with a slow feeder net) was added to his pen this week.
I had talked to the barn owner about the possibility of them having a netted bale during the winter. I don't want them to be able to gorge on it, but I don't like the idea of them not having hay all night when it's minus 40 out. I was hoping it wouldn't be going out until at least the end of October. I think it went out early for another reason - Cisco lives with a couple of mares who have been chewing the crap out of the fences. I think the barn owner is hoping to prevent further destruction from the beavers.
|Some of the beaver destruction.|
It looks like the cold weather is here to stay. Phantom's coat has gotten quite floofy.
And I noticed that Cisco's muzzle got fuzzy.
It's going to be a long, long winter at this rate.