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post #1 of 9 Old 02-11-2011, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Talking First time in years!!

That I actually got to ride in some nice snow. I had almost forgotten how much fun it was to trot and lope through the white fluffy stuff. I took Dobe for a ride and though we were out for a couple of hours, we stuck to the roads because there were several places that were un-graded that the drifts would surprise us by being 4-5 feet deep.

Anyway, here you go.

Just like I figured, I had to walk to the barn since I couldn't get my car out of the garage LOL.


Lovely expanse of smooth white behind Dobe's fluffy ears.


Me looking all puffy in my shadow LOL. Thank God for layers of clothes.


Dobe, I love that little guy.






In some places, there were mountains of snow along the sides of the road where the grader had stacked it.




I thought this was interesting looking. It's amazing what wind can do with snow.










I decided this was as far as I would go. The hill in front of me is very steep and I didn't want to risk Dobe slipping and falling.


Here, you can just barely make out the Antelope Hills in the distance.

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-11-2011, 10:50 PM
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That's amazing! I'm super jealous! And I love Dobe's fuzzy ears. Btw, how do you say Dobe? I've always said it "Dough-bee" inside my mind, but yknow... haha
I love how far you can see, especially that last picture. In my part of Oregon, you're lucky if you can see for a mile if you aren't on a hill, looking down. LOL!

I thought this year would be the year that I rode in the snow for the first time, but as luck would have it, the only times it snowed here this year were overnight and melted by the morning. Next year!

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Your first time riding in snow in years? Take some of our snow, I'm sick of it! I can't even ride in it because it's the kind where there's a layer of sharp ice on top, followed by hard, packed down snow underneath, so it's too hard on the horses.

Looks like a fun ride, Dobe looks like such a sweetie
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-11-2011, 10:55 PM
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I love the pictures of the snow and your horses fuzzy ears are very cute. I would love to have a go at riding in the snow.

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along with our dogs Patch and Bear.
But I will always love you Jimmy R.I.P
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Thanks you guys, it was a lot of fun even if my feet did get frozen LOL.

Wallaby, you got it right, it's pronounced just like adobe without the 'uh' at the front . The view is one of the things I love about this area. I can't stand to feel cooped up and I get claustrophobic when I can't see the horizon.

E, nope LOL, once a year or once every few years is plenty for me . I don't think I could handle being snowbound for 4 months out of the year.

Apache, maybe someday you'll get lucky and have the chance, it's a ton of fun.

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Love the pics of your snowy ride.
My favorite is the one you took of your shadows, that is really nice!

Oh, and just a Montana tip for keeping those tootsies warm....
Those little hand warmer hot-packs work great in your boots as well!
Last for hours too.
A couple years ago my hubby gave me a HUGE box of them for Christmas!
What a romantic huh?


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Wow! It looks gorgeous smrobs! Specially when the snow is anywhere else than North Dakota. How much did y'all actually get?

Done is such a darling and so handsome! Love the shadow pic!!!

I am jealous! I would love to be able to ride this winter. But no horse, with the icy gravel roads, and hard packed snow areas that are slippery, maybe it's better off that I don't have a riding horse this year.

SLCS, I need to talk my hubby into a box of hand/foot warmers!! They would come in handy here.

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SLCS, I need to talk my hubby into a box of hand/foot warmers!! They would come in handy here.
It was a BIG box, still haven't gone through even half of them yet....
Want me to send some your way? LOL!

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Yeah, those things are awesome. I used to use them all the time when I was working outside at night. Standing on concrete in sub-freezing temps for hours at a time was so much worse but I still don't like for my feet to be cold.

PD, I would venture to guess about 6 inches, though with the wind it's hard to tell LOL. Some places just had a slight covering and others were buried under 4-5 foot drifts.

I think your hubby had a wonderful idea, I need to get me a big old box of them, even though our cold weather is supposed to be over for a while. It is supposed to be back in the upper 60s by the middle of the week.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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