Today started out cool but sort of sunny. The thermometer read 37F. I dress accordingly with a light coat, light gloves and light hat and chaps.
It was 8:30 when we left the barn on our normal 10 mile loop. About 1/2 mile from the barn I ran into a serious head wind and driving ice pellets. They hurt the eyes so I pulled my hat down mostly covering them and trusted to Rio to keep us heading straight.
It wasn't really fun but we endured. After about 2 miles we hit the bush and all wind was cut off, the sleet seemed to stop and it turned into a nice ride
I can't stay home, no matter what the weather, no matter the footing I have to ride. I might not even feel like it but my addiction kicks in and I have to go. Even in a blizzard we head out. If I am off I am riding. I have even left his heavy winter blanket on and saddled overtop it just to keep him warm but we head out, even in 3 or 4 foot drifts we head out.
I am sitting here reading the forum and only putting in time until I can go to the barn and care for my guy. Brush him, pick his feet, grain him and tuck him in for the night. Again it is an addiction.
I can hardly wait for tomorrow morning so I can do it all over again. Regardless of weather I will be out.
Anyone else have this drive, this addiction to be out , regardless of the elements, or rather in spite of the elements you have to ride???
Want to feel sorry for someone, feel sorry for Rio with a driven dad
Have a nice evening.