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post #1 of 54 Old 01-16-2012, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Question Would you ride in this weather???

The snow is now over a foot deep and the temperature today is -25C or for my American friends -14F. Tomorrow is dropping to -40 and that is the same Celsius & Fahrenheit. So much for my winter riding, I don't do those extremes. Would you?
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post #2 of 54 Old 01-16-2012, 06:47 PM
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I'm in Saskatchewan...so I'm having very similar weather right now. I thought about riding today...but I guess I just didn't get around to it. I would go for it. I've gone roping in this kind of weather before, but of course, that was indoor. I'm hopefully going roping Sunday....**fingers-crossed**
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Indoor arena?? Key word "indoor", means there is no wind chill & it don't snow indoors.
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If it wasn't snowing and it wasn't really windy, I would maybe go on a small hack. (-25 isn't all that bad unless you have freezing wind gushing into your face). Now for -40... I wouldn't ride or even go out unless I had to. Anyways it's so cold the horses should be spending their time eating and keeping their energy for heat, not for pleasure riding lol.

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post #5 of 54 Old 01-16-2012, 06:56 PM
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Sounds like you have very similar weather as we do - when I became my mare's owner, she was boarded at the time, so there was the advantage of an indoor (albeit small) arena. On sunny, blue sky winter days, I rode her in the outdoor arena.
I would say that given the extreme temps, I would hold off unless there's an indoor arena - this is coming from someone not afraid of the cold, but to me, there are limits.... :)
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post #6 of 54 Old 01-16-2012, 06:57 PM
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Hahaha I know.... spoiled, eh?

I have done a fair share of outdoor riding. Trailed cows 18 miles in -20C, with places of snow higher than my horses knees. I do my winter riding mostly bareback though, much more cozy.

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post #7 of 54 Old 01-16-2012, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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Well poor girl you deserve an indoor arena, being forced to live in Saskatchewan & all.....
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post #8 of 54 Old 01-16-2012, 07:09 PM
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Silly wind and it's windyness.
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post #9 of 54 Old 01-16-2012, 07:41 PM
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I'm with Hidalgo. Those temps are just too brrrr and it makes it very hard for me to breath, let alone my horses. Nope, they can focus on eating and staying warm in the barn. I can focus on ......well pretty much the same!

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I would not go riding if it really cold out

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