I went and got heat lamps for my ice covered equines. But I called several local horse pals and talked about this. They all said not a good idea. Horses have winter coats and can handle the snow and ice. The heat lamps would melt the ice making them wet. Ditto blankets. They would not stay insulated and could get sick. The ice balls in their feet, Pam works great for that. Spray under their feet. But most horses work these out naturally. I was just panicked and they were just fine. They are all running, jumping and eating out in the snow. They enjoyed the extra attention however.It is good to have happy horses.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.