10. You're walking across the pasture and run smack-dab into a Shetland pony--heavy fog in low-lying areas.
9. The horse swishes his tail and knocks you unconscious--icy conditions.
8. A 14-hand horse appears to be about 16 hands tall--snow with possible accumulation up to 8 inches.
7. The ground looks wet but the hoofprints are dry--very light showers.
6. Your horse bites and kicks you--well, that really just means you were an idiot for buying him.
5. The horse looks hungry because his big round bale floated away--possible flooding in some areas.
4. Your sorrel horse has turned roan--snowfall with little or no accumulation.
3. He's slow to leave the hedge row even though you're rattling the feed bucket--excessive heat warning.
2. The horse is hanging onto the fence with his teeth--blustery winds (or you've got a cribber).
1. The front half of the horse is wet and the back half is dry--isolated showers.
Reprinted with permission from Farm Talk newspaper.