Monday, January 26, 2009

310/365 Great insulation

To look out and see fresh snow lying on the backs of the horses tells me that their winter coats are truly effective.

It's amazing that the snow lies in its powdery form and doesn't melt. This photo is exactly the reason why in many instances, nature must be left to nature.

Think about a barn. Most aren't heated, though some people go to the extra expense to do so. You might think that it would be a luxury for a horse to live in a heated barn, but it's actually the opposite.

If a horse stays in a heated barn, it eliminates its natural ability to adapt to season changes. Meaning its coat doesn't thicken for the winter.

So our horses may live in a cold barn, but their coats are thick enough for them to withstand the day outside. And that's a beautiful sight.

Camera: Canon 40D at 1/125s, f/5.6 at ISO 100 at about 11:15 a.m.

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