Friday, December 20, 2013

Scary News Article

I have two horses and other pets because, as long as I can remember, I have always been a big lover of animals. On my property in South Carolina (in horse country), there are many small lakes and ponds. Though it rarely gets cold enough for a long enough period of time here for icy lakes, it can get cold enough to offer a thin layer that can be deceptive. Fortunately, my pastures have no bodies of water bigger than the heated water troughs.

In any event, this article and the video embedded in it must make one think to be cautious with water areas, unless you live in the tropics.

http://www.examiner.com/article/two-horses-fall-through-the-ice

Last week three yearlings lost their lives in KS when they fell through ice. Oh my!

This is one of the horses that fell through the ice and was rescued in MO.