Quite honestly, the snow in this photo makes the conditions look much colder than they were. Contributing Editor Kate Byars and I visited Castle Mountain Ranch in the Belt Mountains of Montana back in 2017. Here, Ed Fryer feeds cows with his horses (from left) Jake, Rags, Rowdy and Carl. Fryer and his son, David, are big fans of feeding with a horse-drawn sled. They say cattle stay calmer when fed with a team rather than with a tractor. And tractors get stuck and sometimes don’t start in bitter cold conditions. A four-up team can pull anywhere from three to four tons of hay. Byars’ article appeared in the March 2018 issue of Western Horseman.