They were certainly confused, but I'm not sure they were paying attention. We had a nice snowfall Thursday and it was enough heavy snow to cover the ice. This allowed me to open up two pastures and let the horses out onto larger space. They spent the whole day standing at the gate! Both herds, by the way. All day. At the gate. I give up. I fretted about their lack of exercise and mental freedom and they stand around like lost sheep. What a waste of anxiety.
This is what a bored horse can do when it sets it mind to something. This took all of about sixty seconds. What a waste of concern for comfort.
Snow and the canes of the antique roses and the bird bath