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post #261 of 2156 Old 01-26-2013, 03:18 PM
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I hope some people are getting out and riding and having fun.

Its been never ending rain the last few days and its supposed to continue for at least a few more. I mean we really needed the rain but now everywhere is just a big watery, muddy mess.

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along with our dogs Patch and Bear.
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post #262 of 2156 Old 01-26-2013, 03:39 PM
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Might I suggest Georgia in the winter?

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post #263 of 2156 Old 01-26-2013, 03:52 PM
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71 in the rain? I'll take it.
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post #264 of 2156 Old 01-26-2013, 04:01 PM
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I will say, I'm not originally from NC but I do like living here. Not very scenic where I am at but the weather is the best. Not too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter. This week it has been rainy w/temps in the 30's and low 40's but by Monday it will be in the 50's and then 60's for the rest of the week!:)
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post #265 of 2156 Old 01-26-2013, 04:16 PM
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We had more 'winter weather' this week, with a mix of sleet, snow and freezing rain yesterday. Still nothing compared to up north though! I was sick Tuesday and Wednesday but by Thursday afternoon hack, under a sunset sky. Friday I hadn't planned to ride at all as it was cold and had been sleeting but it let up just as I got to the barn and so we went out bareback. We didn't go too far, but it was nice to get out for a bit:)

^We galloped up this stretch of the trail!

^ (PS I know this hackamore is way too big for him but it was the only headstall I had available as I had taken the others home for cleaning:)


Thursday: 1.71 miles
Friday: 3.55 miles
Total Miles for 2013: 22.34 miles
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post #266 of 2156 Old 01-26-2013, 04:24 PM
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Glad to see some are getting out to ride. Another day of cold (but hey, at 17 with windchill of 1, we are improving), so another day of not riding. Been doing stuff around the house, which is productive, but not the same.

Tomorrow is supposed to be 25 and sunny. Maybe if we get lucky and the gale force winds ease, we can ride!!

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post #267 of 2156 Old 01-26-2013, 07:20 PM
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Bloo, I am LOL at a halter being cruel! Seems like some folks need to get educated!

Dawn that weather stinks! I read recently that Hawaii is 75 degrees year round! Wouldn't that be fantastic?!

Denise I am hoping you got in a nice long ride today at all three gaits The hafflinger is a cutie!! Give him a carrot for me.

So, My plummer friend was late today...he put in the new toilet & shower head, but couldn't get to the leak outside today! Grrr

It was too late to travel anywhere, and the backyard is still muddy so I am a bit hesitant about trying to get the trailer out of there! I need a stone or cement drive...more $$$ Jeez.

But I rode Drambuie in the pasture, and he was better! I put a nice thick cushy pad on him that I recently bought for Dreamer, and also some sport boots. I'm not sure if that all helped or not, but he did better today for the first mile. After that he was hesitating, so I only rode for 1.35 miles. He wanted to stay in a 8.5 mph trot, and I didn't push him. We just did walk/trot sets to build up his lung power and speed up the transitions.

I'll try again tomorrow after the farrier comes. Maybe Drambuie is just having a hard time with the hard ground...it is all rock and hilly. Plus he clicks when he walks cause the back hooves hitting the front, so I think maybe just getting him working more on his back end might help.

PS My back couldn't take a long ride either, it was hurting from dumb me shifting a 400+ pt in her bed by myself! I won't be doing that again!
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post #268 of 2156 Old 01-26-2013, 07:23 PM
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Pad I bought that is super cushy and came in 2 days on economy shipping!!

Lami-Cell Full Shock Absorbing Memory Foam Pad
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post #269 of 2156 Old 01-26-2013, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Nice looking pad Anita Ann.

We did get out today. It was 73 degrees and a little humid. We rode 6.3 miles riding the opposite of what we had rode before. The horses seemed a little flummoxed that we went "backwards". I did a little jogging/trotting but not much as it was too warm - the horses don't have super heavy coats on but Biscuit was wet with sweat when we got back and it was mostly at a walk. LOL the long hair on the back of his legs above his hocks were huge foamy balls of YUK.

Mostly uneventful ride except for the huge crane that the horses mostly ignored but were a little concerned when it came too close. It was moving down the bog road. The hairpin turn with the steep drop off looked alot worse coming from the other side and is crumbling so we won't ride that way again til it dries up more. We don't want to have it crumble so that it is impassable. It drops down into a gulch that drains into the bayou and is about 4 feet deep at least.

We are going again in the morning at 10:00. Can't wait.

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post #270 of 2156 Old 01-26-2013, 11:59 PM
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We had freezing rain Thursday. It fell on top of 12-16" of existing snow and formed a really nasty crust. Today the horses really didn't want to fight that crust of snow. In addition the fog was pretty bad, Basically a white out with very limited visibility. But we got 13 miles in.

Took a couple of foreign exchange students with me, One was from Japan and the other from Germany. Both 17 years old. I asked if they had ridden a horse before. The Japanese boy, said yes he had. I asked how much and he said he had gone about a 100 meters. LOL

They loved todays ride, Even in the cold. I may have found some new butts to fill saddles this spring.

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