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        07-18-2012, 01:34 PM
      #631
    Yearling
    I agree with you poppy! It gets so beastly cold here that frost bite is inevitable and riding is almost impossible. Have you ever taken a hot thermos with you to drink hot broth or tea or something on a ride? I wonder how well that would work out...
         
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        07-18-2012, 01:35 PM
      #632
    Green Broke
    Probably with it all over me haha. I'm sure Lizzy would know I had hot liquid and she would insist on me wearing it.
         
        07-18-2012, 02:21 PM
      #633
    Yearling
    I just do short rides during the winter;ride the mile to the mailbox,jog down to the highway and back,that kind of thing. I generally go bareback,that way at least my legs stay warm,lol. And I bundle all up in my heavy chore overalls and umpteen layers,I usually stay pretty toasty except for my hands and sometimes my feet.Although I do have these jiggy insulated winter riding boots.
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        07-18-2012, 02:40 PM
      #634
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    I mostly go with what Snickers wants during winter. Sometimes he prefers slow walks, but sometimes he is full of energy and insists on fast gaits, even if I would have chosen something slower. But hey, if he feels fine to do it, why should I resist. He lives 24/7 outside, all the same, and can canter and gallop along the pastures as much as he wants - carrying me for a while during that doesn't change much, I suppose.

    And I LOVE riding bareback in winter - Snickers is so warm and fuzzy, and helps me keep myself comfortable, if it is really chilly.
         
        07-18-2012, 02:44 PM
      #635
    Green Broke
    Oh I can't wait til winter. I got Lizzy this January and she was still thin, weak, and untrained so I couldn't ride until April. I can't wait for bareback in the winter. And I've never had the chance to ride through snow :( I know it's incredibly sad, but I only rode during lessons growing up and snow=danger.

    Ps - Countryryder I love that pic, your horse is quite adorable.
         
        07-18-2012, 02:50 PM
      #636
    Yearling
    I love riding in the snow! There's nothing funner than cantering/galloping down a dirt road after a fresh dump of snow! You do have to be careful because of ice though..

    And thanks :)
    That's Savana,she's a cutie,but a real fireball!
         
        07-18-2012, 03:25 PM
      #637
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    In winter I'll have to stick to riding down well-known paths and trails, no wandering off in the wilderness... That's because our forest used to be in the war zone during WW2, and it is full of entrenchments and mine explosion pits - if they get covered woth snow, horses can have nasty falls there...
         
        07-18-2012, 03:35 PM
      #638
    Green Broke
    Ah yes, ice is the downfall for just about anyone.

    Saranda - that would be really kinda neat to explore when there isn't snow, but yes I can see how that would be a terrible idea during winter.
         
        07-18-2012, 03:41 PM
      #639
    Yearling
    That would be really neat to explore,once the snow is off the ground,of course.
    I'm a bit of a military history buff..
         
        07-18-2012, 04:13 PM
      #640
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    I love exploring those sites, but we have to be careful - there is a risk of unexploded mines in there, and also some illegal diggers dig for war artifacts there and leave shattered glass and other stuff around the pits.
         

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