Finally got out a couple times, after sitting in the house trying to hack up a lung all week during the nicest weather of the winter! Sitting inside while it was mid-40s and sunny was not any fun and by yesterday I had decided I was going to ride even if it cost me a lung.
Luckily my cough has faded to almost nothing, so I was able to thoroughly enjoy the day.
DH came home from work early so we were both able to go. It was 46, partly sunny, with no wind when we left the barn. Of course the trade-off for the warmth was that all the snow melted into a muddy mess, but riding yesterday was a taste of spring for sure. Only a little over a month until our first competition of the season..
Last night, of course, it got cold and snowed again. It IS still winter after all. But riding today wasn't too bad, with the temp at 24 but still almost no wind. The footing was somewhat less boggy too, as it was refreezing.
Hope to get out again tomorrow, so then all the horses will have gone out twice over the weekend.. however the forecast is to be very cold and very windy (
). If only the weatherman can be wrong about that..
02/02/13 dream 6.92 miles 5.0 mph 50.28 total miles
02/03/13 dream 8.83 miles 4.9 mph 59.11 total miles
02/06/13 sultan 9.38 miles 5.9 mph 68.49 total miles
02/07/13 george 9.84 miles 5.8 mph 78.33 total miles
02/08/13 dream 12.44 miles 6.5 mph 90.77 total miles
02/10/13 dream 10.49 miles 5.6 mph 101.26 total miles
02/15/13 dream 10.86 miles 5.5 mph 112.12 total miles
02/16/13 dream 15.06 miles 5.6 mph 127.18 total miles