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View Poll Results: Do you ride in strong wind?
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post #11 of 22 Old 03-14-2008, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, Blue, that's my biggest concern. We had wind this week, which brought lots of broken trees in neighborhood. Not just small benches here and there, but half of our huge pine, for example, broke and fall on our neighbor's drive way. Not fun. So I'm always extremely concerned it may fall on us, or even next to my horse and the youngster will blow up.
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post #12 of 22 Old 03-14-2008, 09:58 AM
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yes I've ridden in the wind and as long as isn't really cold because of the wind I will continue to do it.
I've only ridden a couple of times outside when it was really windy, but I've ridden countless times in the indoor arena when it was windy. Sonny HATES the wind, but he has to get used to it so each day it's really windy I bring him up to ride
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post #13 of 22 Old 03-14-2008, 09:04 PM
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Definitely, but not in the winter. Too dang cold for that. I hate my hair in my face too, but I just tie it up.
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post #14 of 22 Old 03-15-2008, 01:50 PM
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I try to avoid riding in the strong wind if at all possible. Most horses aeem to act more spooky and fresh when there are stong winds. My horses hate it when debris starts blowing into the ring. I mostly hate jumping in the wind because it knocks over the jumps and flower boxes, which is so irritating.
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post #15 of 22 Old 03-15-2008, 04:59 PM
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I finally nagged my barn manager to fix the arena doors (which were iced shut) so she was out there salting and shoveling for an hour so I could ride in the arena (it was windy out but it was extremely nippy wind that stung) for twenty minutes. At least they are loose now and will be easier from now on instead of being stuck all the time and freezing your buns off.
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post #16 of 22 Old 03-16-2008, 12:19 PM
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i dont ride in the wind because my horse gets a little spooky but ill yake him to the smaller arena and free lunge him he gets exercise and so do i lol but he is alot calmer because i think he knows im not on his back then he wont have to worry about the wind or me. this may sound weird but he actually really watches out for me. like one time there was about 3 feet or space between him and the barn and i walked between him when one of the pissy mares in the field ran at him he turned to look at me because that was his only route of safety to get away but he put himself in harms way and turned toward her instead of into me. has anyone had an experiance? (sorry if its off topic)
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post #17 of 22 Old 04-02-2008, 04:38 AM
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I hate riding in the wind my horse Sparky really doesn't like it either and he gets aggitated alot!

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post #18 of 22 Old 04-02-2008, 10:39 AM
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Haha, it depends.
Sometimes I do. But other times nah, 'cause Lexi gets very hyper in the wind! :P If she's more timid then I do ride in the wind. I like it as well.

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post #19 of 22 Old 04-02-2008, 08:11 PM
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I do try and avoid it, esp with younger horses. Although i dont really have a problem with it... apart from the after effects of cracked lips...OUCH! :(

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post #20 of 22 Old 04-02-2008, 09:25 PM
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i personally dont mind riding in the wind as long as dusty is fine with it =]

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