Wednesday November 9 2011
Snow dusts the Owyhee mountains. Cold winds blow down the canyons. Hair grows thick and soft on horse hides. Bellies expand. The winter fat builds up.
The endurance season in the Pacific Northwest is over for the season.
Time to hang around the hay feeders and eat. Time to sit around the campfire and munch carrots and roast oats and tell the season's ride stories to their herdmates.
They aren't even running down from the canyon like they often do.
Snow, cold, lazy days, lazy horses.