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  • How do we know that spring is coming
  • How do you know when spring is coming

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    03-06-2012, 03:12 PM
  #11
Weanling
It is a weird spring. It's almost 80* today here in Nebraska, but the forecast says there might be some snow this weekend. Argh.

Glad Duffy was good for you this afternoon :)
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    03-06-2012, 03:13 PM
  #12
Green Broke
Me too! She worked very well in w/t for 40 mins and didnt sweat at all... getting fitter!
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    03-06-2012, 03:17 PM
  #13
Yearling
Mudpie's a spaztic mess! Not so much spring, as just coming off of stall rest... he's higher than a kite Gah! Gotta work on that stupid rearing thing he does *he can catch some AIR! I was actually concerned that he would flip at one point, and I wasn't on him...

Once the fillary starts coming in... well, then we're all in for it! XD
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    03-06-2012, 03:18 PM
  #14
Weanling
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Originally Posted by DuffyDuck    
Me too! She worked very well in w/t for 40 mins and didnt sweat at all... getting fitter!
I love when you can tell when they're getting fitter! How do you get the motivation to work them during the winter? I'm pretty sure if I took my round guy out right now he'd be sweaty after about 15 minutes... I get very lazy in the last months of winter.
     
    03-06-2012, 03:25 PM
  #15
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by OuttatheBlue    
I love when you can tell when they're getting fitter! How do you get the motivation to work them during the winter? I'm pretty sure if I took my round guy out right now he'd be sweaty after about 15 minutes... I get very lazy in the last months of winter.

WAAA because my trainer would beat me with a broom till I was black and blue if I didn't ride/work her daily ahaha

AND its been super important to be consistant with her for me, IME... you all saw the pics of when I got her -shudder- well building her up, and keeping on top of her education has been paramount. If I slip up, she's all over it like a tramp on chips- no joke, she's a freakin' tester.. so better she gets a daily 'I say we do it, and you do it' session under saddle, or lunge, and then she's happier too!
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    03-06-2012, 07:15 PM
  #16
Yearling
You guys have got me scared for this weekend!!! I, nor the horse I ride, have ridden in two months!!! And it's been like spring on and off for the past few weeks! Oh joy!
     
    03-06-2012, 07:24 PM
  #17
Started
Not only is Casey shedding, my dogs are shedding like crazy also. Well, shedding more than usual- they are labs after all. Last year in one day, I brushed a whole 5 gallon horse bucket full of hair off of Ariella... Crazy.

Casey is getting happy. Our lawn has a good amount of grass in it- so I have been making little electric pens around it.. And well, I am NOT happy with Casey. She tore it ALL up. She ran around a LOT this afternoon apparently. There is slides almost as long as I am tall(I am 5.5). And the pen is only like 40 x 60 feet.
     
    03-06-2012, 09:58 PM
  #18
Yearling
I am beginning to have more horse hair on me than is on the horses...
They're all pretty hairy so now they've actually been sweating during rides!
I am not looking forward to spring-feel-good-freshness and the whole screaming stallions/mares in heat. Thankfully the stallion I ride is much more broke now, so hopefully he'll maintain his brains despite his hormones. However, it is nice to see horses sweating again.
     
    03-06-2012, 10:16 PM
  #19
Green Broke
I never thought I'd ever say this, but I sooooo wish I was covered in horse hair! No signs of shedding yet, and both horses are pretty chill, but every once in a while I see a little head toss thrown in as they trot around the paddock.

Can't wait for spring! Well, I have to of course, just finding it difficult.
     
    03-07-2012, 06:58 AM
  #20
Showing
It was an exciting ride on Sunday. After a warm week, we had a cold snap for the weekend along with 30 mph gusts and a constant 10 mph breeze. There were monsters around every tree on our trail ride. My normally steady horse was on edge the whole 3 hours. Between grass getting greener, a touch of spring fever, and the cold wind gusts through the trees, it made for an interesting ride.
     

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