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View Poll Results: Do you like riding in the snow?
Donno, I've never done it. 15 20.00%
I'm going to for the first time this winter (please explain how your feeling bout it!) 9 12.00%
I LOVE IT! 42 56.00%
yuck I hate it. 9 12.00%
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post #31 of 67 Old 11-24-2010, 10:33 AM
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Uhm, I miss one option in the poll. "I don't really care, it's the same as riding in the summer" (except much more dangerous).
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post #32 of 67 Old 11-24-2010, 10:37 AM
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I've never ridden in the snow before. However, since I moved Lacey home this summer, I should get a chance this winter. I'm super excited! Hopefully we'll get a lot of snow at some point and I can try trotting and cantering in it.

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post #33 of 67 Old 11-24-2010, 11:13 AM
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I answered the poll that I want to try riding in the snow, but now that I think about it, I have ridden in the snow before, but not on the horse's back. When I was a little younger, my sister and I would sit on a little plastic sled and my dad would tie a rope to the sled, and hop on his horse and gallop her through the snow and pull us behind them on the sled. I remember my sister and I would laugh like crazy and I thought it was the absolute best thing ever to do in the snow.
We haven't done that for awhile, but it's a lot of fun. It makes me love living up north where you get snow in the winter. (:

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post #34 of 67 Old 11-24-2010, 04:26 PM
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We have a little snow on the ground here in southwestern Oregon. So yesterday I took Sailor out and the three dogs for a ride. Mostly we were walking through wet grass with patches of wet snow but it snowed almost the entire time we were riding! It was great--from tiny dry flakes to big splotchey ones. Hopefully this weekend I can go higher into the mountains and get into some good snow. It stormed the last couple of days and my husband was up by Diamond Lake and said that there were elk trails all over where they were abandoning the high country. He said that their bellies were dragging, the snow was so deep! I won't go that high up.

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post #35 of 67 Old 11-24-2010, 04:54 PM
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^^ haha! That's awesome!! Well we're supposed to have 10cm of snow on Friday so I can try out my luck! :) Today was horrible though!!! It was freezing and I had to muck all seven paddocks one in which has 2 horses in it!! And it doesn't help that 5 of those horses are slobs! My hands, nose, and feet were freezing and then to top that off I got shocked by the electric fence 3 times!!! GRR!!!! I think that the snow will make it funner though and hopefully the owner of the barn will put her horses in the barn instead of the paddock!

You sound like you are in my neck of the woods, Western Canada or Washington State?

Ah just looked at your profile, you must be on the lower mainland somewhere, supposed to snow tonight and then warm up tomorrow

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post #36 of 67 Old 11-24-2010, 06:21 PM
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I love to ride in the snow... but look out for ice. If you can see grass peeking through, the footing is usually ok.
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post #37 of 67 Old 11-24-2010, 06:30 PM
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I voted "yuck I hate it." But it's really not the snow I hate, it's the mud and ice.

If I had national forest access of the property and could ride in the snow, that would be awesome, but we live about 1/2 mile from the forest, I have to ride down a muddy, sometimes icy dirt road to get to the forest. The snow itself is fine, but getting there can be treacherous.

So that's why I don't like riding in snow. It's not the snow, but the mud and ice that goes along with it.
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post #38 of 67 Old 11-25-2010, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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Where in Canada are you?! That's crazy xD We're still between -5 and in the pluses.
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I answered the poll that I want to try riding in the snow, but now that I think about it, I have ridden in the snow before, but not on the horse's back. When I was a little younger, my sister and I would sit on a little plastic sled and my dad would tie a rope to the sled, and hop on his horse and gallop her through the snow and pull us behind them on the sled. I remember my sister and I would laugh like crazy and I thought it was the absolute best thing ever to do in the snow.
We haven't done that for awhile, but it's a lot of fun. It makes me love living up north where you get snow in the winter. (:

Omg, that sounds like SOOOO much fun!!!!!

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post #39 of 67 Old 11-25-2010, 08:47 PM
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It's been a while, but while I don't really like snow (I hate shoveling it!) I love riding in it! I can't wait to ride Cinder in the snow!

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post #40 of 67 Old 11-25-2010, 08:54 PM
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I really enjoy riding in the snow! But who wouldn't enjoy it when you can ride this, and go anywhere! And by "this" I mean a 17.4hh Percheron! May I introduce you to Lily? This is how we like so spend snow days, when I have no school! :)
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