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post #1 of 12 Old 01-16-2009, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Too cold?

Hi everyone! I was just wondering if you think it's too cold to ride tomorrow. The high is supposed to be 18 degrees F and the low is supposed to be 9 degrees F. Please answer this question as soon as possible. Thanks! :)
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-16-2009, 04:56 PM
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as long as youcan you handle the chill, then it should be fine. just do some warm ups with your horse to get the blood flowing good and maybe even do some stretching your self :)
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post #3 of 12 Old 01-16-2009, 05:25 PM
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I've ridden in -15 (in an indoor) As long as you can handle the cold and you have a cooler for walking around to warm up/cool out youguys should be fine! Have fun!
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post #4 of 12 Old 01-16-2009, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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I ride in an indoor as well and I always warm up the horse when I ride and stretch at the beginning.
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-16-2009, 06:39 PM
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If you do I would recommend going bareback and w/o a bit. Cold metal isn't fun in the winter
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post #6 of 12 Old 01-16-2009, 07:48 PM
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also be aware of your footing - some footing turns as hard as concrete when it's that cold, and it's not great for the horses legs. otherwise, if you can stand it, go for it, lol

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post #7 of 12 Old 01-17-2009, 11:01 AM
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Yeah, just make sure you wear layers and long underwear! And I would suggest warming up the bit first, too.

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post #8 of 12 Old 01-17-2009, 11:29 AM
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Personally, thats too cold for me, but I have a medical condition with my hands that keeps me from staying outside for long when its really really cold.

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post #9 of 12 Old 01-17-2009, 12:13 PM
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I dont think so. I ride in -25C. However I use lots of socks and gloves.

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post #10 of 12 Old 01-20-2009, 04:41 PM
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Too cold for me. :) I'm a fair weather rider.

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