Winter on the ranch is a somewhat slower time as there’s not a lot you can do when the ground is full of snow and ice. We generally feeds cows, do some basic maintenance on equipment and if we have time we work with some horses.
We have a big enough barn that we can set up a make shift round corral in and it at least gets us inside and out of the elements. You can’t really ride any of the horses in the barn because the beams are too low and you’ll end up hitting your head on them, especially if a horse goes to bucking with you. However, we can do a lot of ground work and get the horses used to the saddle, bridle and ropes. These pictures are of one of the cowboys doing such work with one of the ranch horses.