Guess which way the wind is blowing.

Hanging out with horses has many rewards.

Loyalty, companionship, friendship, and connection to nature all come to mind.

And then there are the personal growth benefits. Things like confidence, strength, and empowerment.

But there is also a benefit that is not often mentioned.

It’s smaller in the grand scheme of things, but important nonetheless.

Knowing which way the wind is blowing.

Horses are living, breathing weather vanes.

In the wind, horses know exactly what to do.

They stand with their butts to the wind.

The only exception I’ve seen to this is our Herd of Oldsters, who will brave all elements for treats. They’re willing to stand facing into the wind, if a horse cookie or hay cube is in it for them.

But normally, butts to the wind, as so aptly demonstrated by these three characters in the photo.

Drive past a group of horses and you will know immediately which way the wind is blowing without ever having to exit your vehicle.

I’m not sure how it’s totally relevant to our urban lifestyles, but you never know when this information could come in handy.

I do aim to be a full-service blogger!