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        02-10-2013, 10:21 PM
      #2821
    Yearling
    Wow some of you seem to have a wonderful heat wave going on! I couldn't imagine right now....

    And CountryRyder you are having that cross of puppies?! I WANT SOME! We had 2 great pyr's and we loooooved them. They do great here because it gets so darn cold. We can take them on walks without having to worry about their paws and ears freezing since they're built for this awfulness of weather!
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        02-10-2013, 10:29 PM
      #2822
    Yearling
    GPs are pretty awesome! We've had a few. I loved every one of them!

    Today was lovely! We went over to my sister's in-law's and after brunch went out cross country skiing! It was my second time to try it, I did a lot better this time than I did last time! I am going to be so sore tomorrow though! LOL! After a good steak dinner (with spaghetti squash! Mmm!) we headed home. A good day all in all!
    Back to work tomorrow. I do enjoy my job, but I am so looking forward to May 17th. That's my last day there. Then it's a mad house with prep for my student recital on the 26th. I head home on the 27th for a week. That is what I am really looking forward to! Going home and working with my horses! Getting to meet Ruby!
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        02-10-2013, 10:32 PM
      #2823
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    wow some of you seem to have a wonderful heat wave going on! I couldn't imagine right now....

    And CountryRyder you are having that cross of puppies?! I WANT SOME! We had 2 great pyr's and we loooooved them. They do great here because it gets so darn cold. We can take them on walks without having to worry about their paws and ears freezing since they're built for this awfulness of weather!
    Mid-30s is pretty normal for summer around here, and so long as it's not humid or you don't have to walk a few miles to get something it's actually really nice. Once it hits 40, well then it gets a bit uncomfortable. We've had a few days at 43C this summer and they weren't fun - lots of bushfires, and even our front garden caught alight by itself Still beats central Australia where they got temperatures around 54C and the weather bureau had to create a new colour to indicate the temperatures!

    I have a friend about 3 hours north of Toronto and I can't even begin to imagine the temperatures she describes - the other day it was -25C. I can't even begin to think about what that would feel like, the coldest thing I've ever experienced is my freezer (set at -4C).
         
        02-10-2013, 10:41 PM
      #2824
    Yearling
    I've never experienced the warm temps you are describing.. But -25*C is not that cold... Unless there's a wind blowing. The other day it was -48*C with wind chill. That's when it's nasty! Frostbite warning, any exposed skin can freeze with in 5 minutes.

    Loving the -8 temps today! Made for a lovely day outside!
         
        02-10-2013, 11:01 PM
      #2825
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    I've never experienced the warm temps you are describing.. But -25*C is not that cold... Unless there's a wind blowing. The other day it was -48*C with wind chill. That's when it's nasty! Frostbite warning, any exposed skin can freeze with in 5 minutes.
    My brain just exploded I think my whole body would freeze within about 5 seconds, I'd drop dead and would be a lovely frozen meal waiting for some bear or wolf to come and put me in the microwave.
         
        02-10-2013, 11:10 PM
      #2826
    Weanling
    I'm just going to jump in here because it has been 14 days since I have seen my horse and it makes me all anxious to be away from him for so long LOL. I have been reading the forum more and more to get a horsey fix.

    The weather has been beautiful out here in Northern California. It's been sunny and 65 all week, supposed to get up to 70 for the upcoming holiday weekend. I am laying flooring in my house that weekend but hopefully I'll get to head out to the horse on one of the three days I have off.

    I really hope to pick up a new job soon so I can start saving to buy a saddle. I am borrowing a friend's for now and I know with the good weather she's going to want it back soon.

    Anyway, here I go to backtrack through the thread to meet some of you folks.
         
        02-10-2013, 11:14 PM
      #2827
    Yearling
    You cope with it. Dress warmly and stay inside as much as possible.

    Have to laugh about the bears and wolves though. I have lived in SK for half my life and have never seen a wolf (I wish! My brother sees them all the time up in the bush where he logs), and only seen a couple bears. They are cool!

    I love watching the moose, elk, and deer. That is what we have most of. Along with the coyotes and foxes. We have the occasional cougar (though only one I have seen was when we lived in Montana).
    I love SK! No bad snakes (there are rattle snakes in southern SK), mosquitoes and little flies are the worst bugs, not too many people! It's awesome! ..... Most of the time!... LOL!
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        02-11-2013, 02:49 AM
      #2828
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    Owwee, I'm so sore today! We're still looking for a horse for the teenage girl, and yesterday we went to view a 8yo TBxTrakhener gelding, well over 170cm in height. I was the test rider again and boy it was a fun ride! Especially because he hadn't been ridden in almost 5 months and we were riding in a tiny indoor arena! He was free-lunged at first and then I got on to enjoy this hot-blooded, yet incredibly responsive and docile boy. When cantering on the left, I discovered it was his "hard" side as he took a turn too sharp and almost hit a large pillar in one side of the arena, and I then got a bit claustrophobic and didn't notice I had become too stiff and pressing one leg against his side. Thus we cantered...and cantered....and cantered....and his owner calmly commented that she hadn't seen such a canter in him under a rider. I didn't know how to feel about it , but the gelding was very honest, didn't try to bolt or anything, he just wanted to RUN, but we soon sorted things out. Overall, he was just lovely and, if I was looking for a second horse, he would be on my top 5 list - but he won't be suitable for an unconfident rider like the girl is, and he was also too wide for her.

    After that we went to our barn and I instantly had a lesson on Snickers about loosening up and working on his impulsion. He was a really good boy, especially, when I really managed to lose all my tensness - he then really got his hind end working. We stopped in a good spot, when he offered an active walk after transitioning from trot, so I hope the effects of it will be seen next time. And I really, really need to loosen up my body!
         
        02-17-2013, 03:12 AM
      #2829
    Yearling
    Well,apparently both us and the neighbor were a little off on the dates in regards to the arrival of the puppies,I'm sitting here watching them be born as I type. :) Teslin gave us no warning signs,but thankfully we were keeping a close eye on her anyways and caught her in the early stages of labor,so were able to get her situated in the "delivery room" in the house. I'll post some pics once everyone's arrived,better practice your oohing and awing because from what I've seen so far,this is going to be one cute batch of puppies! :)
         
        02-17-2013, 11:04 AM
      #2830
    Yearling
    Ohh,it's been a long night! We're at seven so far,not sure if she's done or not..
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