01-19-2011, 12:20 PM
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We don't usually ride under 32 degrees. It's not so much the actual temperature though as the fluctuations. If we had weather where it got cold and stayed cold, we wouldn't think twice about riding in it.
However, around here we'll go from 60 during the day to 15 at night, then up to 65, then down to 12 and then it will be overcast and 20 degrees the next day. The horses don't like the up and down temperatures, when the sun fails to appear during the day and it's horribly cold, they're pretty miserable and either moping around bemoaning the lack of sun or an irritable, cranky mess. So unless there is something coming up that makes it necessary to ride, it's much nicer on everyone to just wait a day or two and go ride when it's above freezing again.