Originally Posted by FGRanch
Just you hush your mouth. Glad that you get mainly nice weather while we get frost bite 60% of the year.
I'll take the freezing weather (any day of the week and twice on Sunday
) vs days of 100 with 90% humidity (or even 95 with 75% humidity).
Grew up riding in Germany and spent a some years in New England back in the 80's. I can dress for the freezing weather and stay warm when I ride. The horses certainly don't mind a good ride in the cold (they seem to relish it....mine break through the ice on days in the 20's so they can roll in the pond), but there's nothing you can do to make the high heat bearable for riding. I'm certainly not going to go riding when it's so hot that you sweat in the shade and it feels like you're in a sauna (I could live with it, but I won't put my horses through it). Even so, I'd be ok with not being able to ride except at dawn for a couple of hours when it's only 85-90 (one of the two times of day when the mosquitos are at their worst though) if, in addition to the heat, there weren't a zillion mosquitos, a trillion yellow flies, a billion black flies and a million horse flies fighting over who gets to suck all our blood if we start out on a ride
Oh, be thankful if it's cold enough to keep out the bugs 60% of your year
, if it wasn't for the fact that I can graze my horses all year I'd wish we had more northern like weather. Can't have it all though, so I'll suffer with what I have and make the best of it
. Just miss out on a lot of riding during the Summer.
Nov will come again eventually and with it great riding weather (with no bugs
) for another 4 months.
Ah, but we digress from the topic of shedding the Winter coat (and have focused on what it represents
). The beginning your better riding weather and the end of mine.