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post #461 of 2156 Old 02-17-2013, 01:01 PM
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That's one reason I keep a blanket on mine...keeps the dirt (mostly) off the horses

Painted horse, you make winter riding look fun...and I hate cold weather!!
I like having nice fuzzy horses to ride in the winter so I keep them unblanketed. Sometimes I use a quarter sheet, the ones made for riders, if it's really cold out. But I don't have super fun places to ride in the winter like some riders in this thread do. Mostly bogs and trails that because of ice and hidden roots so we have to keep it slow to avoid tripping and slipping. I'd love wide open spaces to let loose on but there isn't much of that here in suburbia.

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post #462 of 2156 Old 02-17-2013, 01:02 PM
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Glad you got the trailer out Anita Ann. I love to keep mine on the driveway. Brenderups are so easy to maneuver.
I love my Brenderup and they are easy to manuver...I just am horrible at backing up!

It makes it worse when the line of cars starts growing...glaring at me...gunning their engines as they fly past when I finally make it onto my driveway...there is no other way out of the subdivision except my road

That is why I put up the carport in the back yard, for the neighbors. But now I need a driveway back there too.
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post #463 of 2156 Old 02-17-2013, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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I can back it up pretty dang good as long as I can turn around and look behind me. I can't back up too well just using the mirrors. I will have to practice on that some more!
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post #464 of 2156 Old 02-17-2013, 03:28 PM
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I took advantage of the cold weather to rescue my trailer from the backyard! The ground was hard and I now have it on the driveway for easy access. Of course my neighbors don’t like it on the driveway cause I block the road for a while trying to back the trailer up LOL
Do you want to meet up next Saturday at the battlefield Gunslinger? I need to give Chivas a good ride and want to try out my new S-hack on the trails.
Sure, but lets watch the weather...right now there is a 30% chance of rain so I'm good with that.

I'll be in Orlando most of the week. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and the airlines will get me home on time.

Horse trailers are hard to back...I can't say I'm the best at it...and actually, DW is much better at backing the trailer than I am.

Can't ride Sunday......it the DAYTONA 500!!!!!!

Watching it is mandatory for all southern rednecks.........so, you know where I'll be right?
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post #465 of 2156 Old 02-17-2013, 03:34 PM
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Despite the weatherman's forecast being right, got the boys out for 16 miles today. It was 20 when we left the barn at 10:30am, but the wind was still fairly light at only about 10mph. As we rode, it got progressively worse and worse, but since we were already out, didn't seem nearly so bad as leaving the nice warm house to go into it does. [When we got back to the barn, I made the mistake of looking at the weather gauge and seeing the windchill was below zero.. glad I didn't look before we left!]





Ground was pretty thoroughly frozen, so we actually made better time today despite going farther! Horses felt great.


2013 mileage
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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
02/17/13 george 16.2 miles 6.1 mph 143.38 total miles


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post #466 of 2156 Old 02-17-2013, 04:26 PM
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Prairiewindlady,you really have a nice horse,I hope to find me one that will go out by himself, I have alot of trails near me but I also work crasy hours and hard to find someone to ride with.
Thanks! He is pretty special!

Unfortunately however, I was riding him earlier this week and I sensed something wasn't right. When I would ask him to trot he would go about 3 steps and then stop. He wasn't visibly lame but since it was out of character I decided not to push him and turn back. Turns out he has sustained a stifle injury that needs time to heal and so he can't be ridden again for a while. My poor boy It's stupid I know but I feel so lost without him. I don't even have the desire to ride any of my other horses just yet...

I am enjoying everyone else's stories and pics though:)
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post #467 of 2156 Old 02-17-2013, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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I pulled these pictures off of my Roam Video feed of our ride yesterday.

Just some shots of riding through the forest.

ebenezer feb 16 riding in the woods.jpg

Ebenezer Feb 16 randy.jpg

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post #468 of 2156 Old 02-17-2013, 05:42 PM
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Sure, but lets watch the weather...right now there is a 30% chance of rain so I'm good with that.

I'll be in Orlando most of the week. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and the airlines will get me home on time.

Horse trailers are hard to back...I can't say I'm the best at it...and actually, DW is much better at backing the trailer than I am.

Can't ride Sunday......it the DAYTONA 500!!!!!!

Watching it is mandatory for all southern rednecks.........so, you know where I'll be right?
Sounds like a good plan! I have whole weekends off again, Fri thru Sun, so Saturday works great for me...Sunday being sacred!!!

I think it will just be me & Chivas, I don't think Dreamer is sound again yet

If I can't back my trailer I will ask your DW for help
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post #469 of 2156 Old 02-17-2013, 07:13 PM
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Rode about 1.5 miles today in an empty pasture. Sunny was a jerk but it was understandable sinch she hadn't been ridden in a week. Rain, rain, stay away!

Total:
9 miles

We suck. Time to kick it into gear, especially if we are doing LDs this year!

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post #470 of 2156 Old 02-18-2013, 08:56 PM
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Today I decided since the horses should be tired from the busy weekend, it would be a good day to try ponying the boys with Dream. Mind you, Dream has never been used as a pony horse nor have either of the boys been asked to pony. But the weather was agreeable and I had my bowl of insanity for breakfast, so off we went!

Started out with George, who tends to be a mellow soul. And indeed, he stayed true to form. He really wanted to just tuck in behind Dream, so took a bit to get him to understand he was supposed to be alongside. Dream patiently tolerated me paying way more attention to him than to her, and made sure we didn't crash into any trees or land in the river.




After George, it was Sultan's turn. He is a slightly more reactive personality than George and can be very creative (aka, he is smart enough to train the people around him to do what he wants), so I was expecting some sort of challenge. He was less than impressed about going forward when we were in the fields immediately around the house, but when I had the audacity to go into the field across the road, he said game over and just about sat down. After a few moments of asking him to move his feet some way, any way (which he steadfastly ignored), I grabbed the front of the saddle with my rope hand and asked Dream to move forward. Knowing she has pulled downed trees off trail for me before, I figured she would pull. And indeed, she pulled him a few feet down the trail before he had an epiphany and decided that we really WERE leaving the farm after all. After that, he was more than happy to listen to my cues.




Couldn't have been more pleased with Dream today, though I am probably lucky I couldn't hear her opinions about me!


2013 mileage
...
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
02/17/13 george 16.2 miles 6.1 mph 143.38 total miles
02/18/13 dream 6.39 miles 4.7 mph 149.77 total miles


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