The Polar Vortex

For the third winter in a row, the polar vortex is on the march again, dipping southward from the North Pole to drive a blast of bitter cold wind, ice and snow that disrupted travel from Georgia to New England.

Horses Coping with the Polar Vortex

Horses generally cope remarkably well even with extremely cold weather as long as they have a shelter or hedge to ensure that they can find protection from the elements, have access to an adequate supply of clean water, and a constant supply of forage (for example hay).

horse in polar vortex
horse caught in polar vortex, background: free desktop wallpaper by Desktopgraphy.


Here is a phantasy digital art rendition of a horse stuck in the middle of a polar vortex; while the polar bear looks quite happy, the horse is also looking quite well.