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post #21 of 25 Old 03-08-2012, 09:11 PM
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Riding in the wind is a great way to desensitize your horse(s).
Hel, if they ain't desensitized by now...they never will be!

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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post #22 of 25 Old 03-08-2012, 09:12 PM
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I guess I shouldn't complain....in your neck of the woods I imagine it is windy and cold.
Very true, and some may think it odd, but we love it here - all the fresh air one could imagine, and rivers, lakes, streams and forests as far as the eye can see...... makes up tenfold for the harsh winters :)
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post #23 of 25 Old 03-08-2012, 09:18 PM
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Very true, and some may think it odd, but we love it here - all the fresh air one could imagine, and rivers, lakes, streams and forests as far as the eye can see...... makes up tenfold for the harsh winters :)
I can imagine - I love the smell of the air after it snows, so crisp. Luckyy you! I have lived in the "high country", and I loved all of it. But, I am originally from AZ, and I have never been able to handle the cold as well as those raised w it.

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
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post #24 of 25 Old 03-08-2012, 09:26 PM
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Riding in the wind is a great way to desensitize your horse(s).
That's true, but it doesn't seem to be my horses that have a problem with it. I try to not ride when it's terribly windy just because it makes me lose my patience in a heartbeat. I get very frustrated when it takes throwing the saddle pad on their back 8 times to be quick enough to get the saddle up there and weigh it down before the wind whips it away.


Plus, if I can't see where I'm going because of all the sand blowing in my eyes, I can't imagine that the horses see any better.
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post #25 of 25 Old 03-08-2012, 09:40 PM
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That's true, but it doesn't seem to be my horses that have a problem with it. I try to not ride when it's terribly windy just because it makes me lose my patience in a heartbeat. I get very frustrated when it takes throwing the saddle pad on their back 8 times to be quick enough to get the saddle up there and weigh it down before the wind whips it away.


Plus, if I can't see where I'm going because of all the sand blowing in my eyes, I can't imagine that the horses see any better.
I agree-(although snow, not sand in the eyes is an issue!), unless it is a matter of life and death, I see no reason to have a miserable ride for myself or my horse :)
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