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Winter Horses

The Ohio Valley has an agreeable climate for most of the year, but in the short dark days of January and February, the snow and cold would appear to be difficult for wildlife and for the domestic animals that must stay outside. The two horses in this open field, like the deer, bear and smaller wild creatures of the woods, with thicker coats to ward off the cold and darker colored hair and fur to absorb more of the weak winter sun’s warmth, seem content to conserve their energy and wait for the warmer days of spring.