Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
Can you invest in winter riding clothing?
I have a fantabulous pair of Winter Riding Goves made by "Kerrits" and they keep my hands toasty warm!
I know you ride Western, can you get a pair of Mountain Horse RimFrost Paddock Boots? There are a few at my barn who wear those over the winter with their winter 1/2 chaps *I personally have the tall boots, but you ride western so I mentioned the paddock boots*
I keep myself motivated by reminding myself that the season starts in May. To be honest, I don't ride much in December or January. Maybe once or twice a week if that but when Feb comes, I'm out as often as I can.
Over the Winter, I do have a lesson once a week, and I have to get myself out to the barn when it is warmer *in the +, not the -* lol - because it isn't fair for my 21 year old to have to work hard in a lesson, without being worked prior to it...and he does better when he is worked more than once a week -
So, keeping the 1st HT of the season in mind keeps me motivated, and keeping my 21 year old in decnent shape/condition keeps me motivated. I cannot slack on that, because it isn't fair for him.
That's how I stay motivated - but again, I give him time off in the colder months *like right now, it is in the -'s* and I wont ride him in this cold of weather. I just leave him be in his winter clothing, infront of his round bale with his buddies.
I do have to say though - that when you dress appropriately for the weather, it does make it manageable. At Walmart and at TSC they sell Jeans with Fleece lined in them - I bought a pair a while back when I was a Working Student, and had to work in these cold winter temps, and they helped. Maybe a pair of those would help?