I am totally with you, galloping gormet. I was hoping to compete in early March but that is becoming less and less likely. We are supposed to have a milder-than-average February here in Virginia but they are calling for more snow tonight.
So I am focusing on other aspects of my life, like getting fit, doing house stuff, organizing, etc. and if I don't run Mick until the end of March, so be it.
I hate these short days and bad footing. If only I could have a covered arena...
Yup! I am feeling the winter blues also!! Have not ridden since the first week of December. Finally going indoors this weekend but it has been a long 2 months!! Now I get to do a lot of walking with my guy to put his base back on and that is not so much fun when it is 20 degrees!! Oh well, lucky to have what I have but I thought you might want to know you are not alone!! This too shall pass
I'm in the same boat. Haven't ridden the Wee Dee Trrr in a month. The
Fat pony has done some walking... A whole 2 times in 30 days. I do clean stalls 4x/week, which has sustained me thus far... But it's beginning to be not quite enough!
Proud former owner of a Wee Dee Trrr
Proud half-owner of a Picasso Pony
Same here! Winter in MS = torrential downpours, apparently. Our arena has been a lake. Just when I'm about convinced I can see enough ground vs. water in the arena to call it good, another downpour comes along...until last Tuesday the last time I had been able to ride was mid-November.
I was so excited about my temporary move to San Antonio - dry, warm, an indoor - and for one week, it was great! Then, in the space of one hour, Mr. Prissypants decides what his left front leg really needs is a giant gash in it, pulls loose his right front shoe, and mysteriously decides to start favoring his right hind. We're down to one good leg
So I'm right back where I started! And like others, I've been trying to keep from going crazy with exercise and chores. And yet I'm sitting here on the couch eating ice cream...
THANK YOU, THANK YOU everybody! I just came out of hospital (was in for a week with a vicious viral double pneumonia that came out of no where and flattened me out...). Doc's orders no riding for another two weeks or so, and just walk/trot work at that. Before then, my leased potato pasture pony had maybe a handful -no more - of work in December. I was starting to guilt myself out, but the weather in Virginia has been wonky - either too warm for my non-clipped leased beast, or too cold and footing is shot. Spending this recuperation/down time walking on the treadmill, starting yoga to stretch, reading any horse book I own, and clearing out through huge piles of COTH, PH, Equus and other horse magazines. I use to love winter, but I'm afraid I've turned old, I'm ready for warmer temps!
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