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    12-20-2013, 06:48 PM
Winter trail riding!

Anyone still trail riding?

Here we've got about about half a meter of snow, I can't wait to get on the trails!
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    12-20-2013, 07:00 PM
Green Broke
There have only been a few days that were some what decent to ride, not bitterly cold, since we got snow but I had to work. Otherwise it has been just too cold. Hoping for a little warmer weather in the New year!
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    12-20-2013, 07:53 PM
Originally Posted by usandpets    
Hoping for a little warmer weather in the New year!
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Same here! It's been can't-feel-your-toes cold
    12-20-2013, 09:13 PM
I am, it was 76 today, and Im hoping to tomorrow as well but they are predicting thunderstorms
    12-20-2013, 09:24 PM
Green Broke
Haven't ridden in over a month due to dw being sick and then rain when she feeling better.

Rain forecast this weekend so no riding for us.
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    12-20-2013, 09:53 PM
Last time I was out on the trails was November 30th. Since then, we have had -30C temps, then blizzards. I do like the trails as there is not as much snow under the canopy of the forest, however sometimes trees sag under the weight of the snow and block easy access to anywhere.

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    12-20-2013, 10:41 PM
Originally Posted by wtwg    
Anyone still trail riding?
Riding all the time, although I'd be happier with a few less days in the 70's and few more in the 60's or even 50's. Next month will be even better since our 5 month hunting season will finally end (and hopefully fewer days in the 70's). Winter is the best time for riding. Mots of Autumn and Spring are pretty good too.

June - Aug is when the temperatures (heat and humidity) limit the amount of riding I can comfortably do (or want to subject my horses too).
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    12-20-2013, 10:44 PM
The next two day will be pushing 80. It's about 60 right now, but should get to lower 50's sometime tonight (I hope).
    12-21-2013, 12:19 AM
Green Broke
Back in my 20's & 30's, the first day, evening, or even night (depending on friends & my work schedule) of sticking snow meant we all got together for a trail ride. In my 40's & 50's I've become a fair weather rider. LOL
    12-21-2013, 01:56 AM
I live in Oregon and we have finally had a warming trend. It was 37 degrees today!!!

We took the herd to our favorite trail nearby and rode in the snow.

Bunker 122013.jpg

The reserve used to be a military base and internment camp during WWII, and there are at least 12 of these bunkers on the ride.

Kim, Millie & April 122013.jpg

This is Kim riding Millie, our "little baby girl" and ponying April.

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Me riding Ella a black KSMH and ponying April.

We rode for 2 hours in the snow. We ran up on a small buck and two little does, then saw the hunters, a man and his child. I waved and said hello but they weren't very friendly despite the fact that we had moved the deer right into them. We rode off in the opposite direction as the deer to avoid being shot. The preserve pretty much has no rules: trapping, hunting, dogs off leash, horses...I have never seen an ATV there but I have never seen a sign posted that says you can't.

I think next time we will wear something brighter.

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