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        02-03-2011, 11:05 PM
    Originally Posted by flopflop6785    
    Beau Baby:
    oh my gosh I no! I live in central alberta and we have at least 3 feet of snow and now its getting above zero and is turned into this gross muddy slush!
    Wow! You have mud? We have skating rinks lined with a meter of snow! Fun! Haha i'm in central alberta aswell =) the joys of canadian winters!
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        02-03-2011, 11:20 PM
    I haven't seen my baby in almost 3 weeks now!! :(

    It is SO FRUSTRATING. I haven't been able to leave the house since monday because of snow :(
        02-03-2011, 11:42 PM
    I know I shouldn't be complaining..since you guys seem to have it way worse, but I hate the winter sooo much as well :(( I had my boy's topline looking sooo good before winter hit, and all of his beautiful muscle is withering away :( Every now and then we get an above freezing day, and it is such a teaaseeeeee. Ugh, I don't care about mud, I just want spring!
        02-04-2011, 01:06 AM
    Green Broke
    I live on the Gulf Coast and I am sick of the cold too. We have had some WONDERFUL days here this winter but loads of cold and rainy days too...we are having freezing temps right now with possibility of snow tomorrow. Way too cold for too long for us. We have a nasty wet cold that goes to the bones - yesterday it was in the high 30's but the wind was blowing like crazy. It was colder then than this morning when it was in the 20's with no wind blowing. Yeah...I am ready for some warmer weather but I can put off the blazing heat of our summers just a little longer!
        02-04-2011, 11:34 AM
    Bleh I totally agree =( Saskatchewan got hit with like -25-30 for the past couple weeks now.
        02-04-2011, 11:37 AM
    Good things about winter:

    No flies
    Manure balls freeze so the horses who normally turn their stalls to a manure mess by walking the piles in do not have near so much luck, much easier to pick.
    Nice white legs because of the snow.
    No mud (yet)
        02-04-2011, 11:41 AM
    Ugh I feel your pain I haven't ridden in what seems like forever because Jersey decided to have tons of snow, then ice (the ice on top of some of the snow this year was so sharp it started scraping the horses' legs up...needless to say they were all very unhappy to be locked in the barn cause of that), now slush, and after tomorrow's rain it's going to be mud grrr............. Spring needs to get here soon (but no rain)
        02-04-2011, 12:18 PM
    Personally I am not looking forward to the tons of bugs and stuff like Always Behind pointed out,and if you fall off in the snow it doesnt hurt
        02-04-2011, 12:58 PM
    Green Broke
    One good thing about the extreme cold we are having here in southeast Texas is it might kill the gall worms that keep my pecan trees from bearing! We had an ice storm here 14 years ago - only one of two in my lifetime and I am nearly 52 - and the extended cold killed the gall worms on a tree we had that wouldn't bear. After Hurricane Rita, my pecan trees were pretty traumatized and now have gall worms too boot. Hopefully with as cold as it has been for several days, I will have pecans in the fall!!!
        02-04-2011, 03:53 PM
    I don't think we have even gotten a foot of snow, but first it snows a LITTLE bit. The horse I ride had shoes on.......pops a shin splint. Pull his shoes, out of work for a month. Back in work but no jumping for four more weeks, doctors orders! Now that he's back in work, had a new person come to straighten out his feet. Now he's sore! So he's going to be out again for atleast another week or untill whenever he stops looking so owchy and grouchy turned out in his field. The more recent snow we got, turns all the roads to muck to drive out to the fields. But then its gets up to 55 melts almost everything but it keeps dropping back down at night. So more ice EVERYWHERE. All the arenas are ice early in the morning and late afternoon, when the ground un-thaws enough to ride the slush is too deep to ride in because the ponies keep tripping! And then you can't even go on a trail ride, the creek you have to cross is rushing full of water, and the other side is a sheet of ice. And theres trees down all over the place! You cannot win in the winter, unless you have an indoor ):

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