Hee hee...I am on an overnight now and sitting in a hotel in Bangor! I was going to say "don't worry it will be warm again in a day or two--I really think the groundhogs were right!" but that might not quite be true in Maine. It's supposed to be back up to just above freezing by Thursday! (And I will say it again--the groundhogs were right! COME ON SPRING!)
JW really has a way with words -- When I read this (it was in one of his PH articles), it reminded me of the moment during our first ride when I fell in love with my first horse -- She rocked back and blasted off at the base of a fence -- It was the first time I had ridden a really good jumper -- LOVE that feeling --
"I never mind if an adult uses safety stirrups." GM
I wish I could help, but all I did today was hop on out-of-shape/wants-to-be-lame pony for 15 minutes bareback (hunched up in a shivering ball letting him steer). I didn't even groom #2, who really needed a good 45+ minutes hack. 17 degrees is just too damn cold after a few days of 55 degree weather.
I'd GLADLY go out and ride in the 18 degree weather if someone would kindly write my psyc paper and do my stats work for me...
I'll do all your stats if you run my participants this afternoon!
Now! OP! Get your sorry butt out there and ride! You'll warm up while doing it, especially if your horse reacts to the cold by suddenly becoming a fire-breathing monster! What are you, five? Get out there you ninny!
Went out to do supplements and rug up, looked at horse knee deep in hay in the field, shrugged, scratched horse's ears for awhile, went home. My excuse is I have a cold and can't breathe!
"I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep."
- Harry Dresden
Not to be rude buuuuut, quit being a ninny and get out there! Your horses are in the cold .. ALL THE TIME! (and I know they have a big fur coat, but just do it)
Ignore the fact that I'm from Houston
Yeah, you stinker... What is it down there... 75 or 80?
It normally doesn't get super cold here, but it is ALWAYS raining and the mud... holy crap with the mud! Everything is covered in mud!
When it was super cold in Iowa (we get multiple weeks of single digits or colder in the winter), I always felt better when I went out to the barn. Layer up and stay warm by working at the farm. Cold? Pick your pony's stall, play in the arena with your horse (on of my favorite things to do), ride bareback, etc.
YOU WILL FEEL BETTER! ADMIT IT!
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Ugh I don't want to go out either! And I'm a really big ninny- I can't tell you the last time I really rode. But then again, the ground is either rock solid or a mud pit and I don't have any sort of ring. I have to layer up and head out in the next few minutes to feed. But at least they all have blankets on and are turned out with access to their stalls!