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        01-09-2009, 04:47 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Unhappy No-riding-in-winter blues

    Mid-November was the last time I rode Stella. We really haven't had a ton of snow, but we've had a lot of ice which makes riding impossible. When we didn't have snow or ice, the temps were single digits or below zero and I can only handle temps 20 or above for riding.

    Sooo, I go out and brush them and love them and tell them my problems and I get a few nickers in return, but I can't WAIT for spring! Who else sympathizes with me?
         
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        01-09-2009, 05:38 PM
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    Weanling
    The weather can really make it interesting.. don't feel bad, I am dying for spring as well. Along with the cold and snow, we have major winds that really make it nearly impossible to use verbal cues! LOL
         
        01-09-2009, 05:43 PM
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    Started
    I definitely know how you both feel! I soo envy those who have an indoor arena. The other day, I took Jubilee into our snow-covered riding arena and we rode in a circle until we were both tired of it, blazing through to make a trail. Oh spring ... when will you come?
         
        01-09-2009, 06:37 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Oh 3neighs, my fellow Michigander...I so sympathize. Not only is it freezing, snowy and cold, I can't get out to see Blaze until after dark during the week. SO FRUSTRATING.

    I'm hoping that we get enough snow tonight so that I can at least hop on him tomorrow and do some walking around to stretch both of us out and keep him somewhat active.

    This is my first winter with a horse, and in the Midwest to boot, and spring can't come fast enough.
         
        01-09-2009, 06:40 PM
      #5
    Foal
    I am longing for Spring as well, I don't have a horse of my own but the two places I ride don't have indoors and the riding ring is like a skating rink at both of them. Spring, please come soon!!
         
        01-09-2009, 07:23 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    Well, even though I have access to indoor riding arena's, it's still no picnic. I went to a new barn which had a heated indoor, but I STILL froze!!!! Of course it was like a heat wave compared to the sub-zero temps outside.
         
        01-09-2009, 07:50 PM
      #7
    Showing
    We have been fortunate so far this winter. We have had some nice riding weather. We've ridden the last 3 days. At the moment the wind is howling with a cold front that is hitting from the north. It was in the 60's today and will be in the 30's tomorrow Like Midwest Paint my main complaint has been the wind. Do they report the wind chill temperatures in other states or just where the wind blows all the time?
         
        01-09-2009, 07:52 PM
      #8
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by 3neighs    
    Mid-November was the last time I rode Stella. We really haven't had a ton of snow, but we've had a lot of ice which makes riding impossible. When we didn't have snow or ice, the temps were single digits or below zero and I can only handle temps 20 or above for riding.

    Sooo, I go out and brush them and love them and tell them my problems and I get a few nickers in return, but I can't WAIT for spring! Who else sympathizes with me?
    OH I UNDERSTAND. I just got off a 7 months off of horses so I understand. Time to do some cleaning for you then! Get all that tack out and start getting things ready for the spring!
         
        01-09-2009, 08:07 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CacheDawnTaxes    
    OH I UNDERSTAND. I just got off a 7 months off of horses so I understand. Time to do some cleaning for you then! Get all that tack out and start getting things ready for the spring!
    Are you all healed up and getting back into things? How exciting!
         
        01-09-2009, 08:10 PM
      #10
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by missy06    
    Are you all healed up and getting back into things? How exciting!
    I didn't want to say anything until I got some pics Had my first lesson back 2 days ago
         

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