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Beautiful ride in the snow last night

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  • Beautiful ride in the snow last night

    Last night I took Sweets out for a beautiful moonlight ride in the snow. The deer were out, everything was quiet, snow was falling gently, no wind, was about 30 degrees. Climbed on bareback with a halter and headed for the woods. She was so good and SO HAPPY to be out on the trails. Moments like that just make you happy to be alive. I hope everyone is able to get out for a moonlit ride in the snow. There's really nothing in the world like it.

  • #2
    You are SO lucky!!

    Your rides sounds like it was absolutely perfect. Quite often I find myself wishing I lived somewhere that has snow. I would love to go for a ride while snow is gently falling.

    Yes, I am quite jealous.
    Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!


    • #3
      That sounds great. The moon has been so awesome this week.


      • #4
        I hope you had your HELMET on!

        Sounds like you had a very peaceful ride.
        "Dressage" is just a fancy word for flatwork


        • #5
          A2... I've ridden in the snow at night, with a full moon.. and you are sooo right. Its close to heaven.... Especially with a crisp, clear, full winter moon! Some of my favorite rides have been under the moon!
          The Galloping Grape
          Warrenton, VA


          • #6
            Lucky you! We're had a bit of snow - perfect for sleighing - but it has been so miserably cold (low teens at night, mid 20's during the day) with sometimes very high winds that I'm happy not having to do much more than feed, water, and hurry back in the house to read by the fire. They are calling for snow on Christmas - at least we have that to possibly ride in ...or better yet, sleigh in.... but only if the temps get above 20!

            I no longer enjoy having my nose freeze solid!


            • #7
              Sounds like a great ride, A2! We're planning to ride on Sunday in the snow. We don't have much ride out from our place, but miles of gravel roads. We're hoping the snow will keep the crazies off the road and we can enjoy a nice Christmas weekend ride.
              "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucious
              <>< I.I.


              • #8
                I agree...You are SO LUCKY! I live in Florida so I can only dream of a ride like that!!! Glad you enjoyed it!


                • #9
                  Very envious! I would love to ride in the snow, but here there is almost always ice hidden under the snow somewhere, and I'm just too paranoid after my mare almost went down last year in a spot where there should not under any circumstances have been ice (one of the higher drier parts of the field). A few days ago I noticed big thick flattish blobs of ice that had leached out of the ground and frozen, even on the sides of the hills, so even the hills aren't safe from ice patches. Today, Madame slid on the merest layer of slush over frozen grass. Sigh. It's the indoor for us, unless we get a major thaw.

                  Anybody use the Renegade ice boots?


                  • #10
                    lucky us

                    Also been riding out in the snow and the moonlight. Tuesday night BF and I rode as the moon rose and glowed spectacularly red for a good part of our ride. (Monday night we were evening skiing in PA with a full moon, never did that before and it too was gorgeous). Tonight we went out after dinner and could see our shadows and well enough to canter along our hayfields. At one point I yelled to BF "aren't we lucky to be doing this, who gets to do this, galloping out in the moonlight, lucky, lucky us !". Yes it is frozen and slippy in So MD but we are both outfitted for hunting in borium and studs. I actually prefer my little spooky guy in bad footing, he is more cautious and concerned with that than playing games with me ! Nights like tonight makes being a horseperson in the winter worth it....


                    • #11
                      I saw the title and thought "JEALOUS"!!!!

                      I normally go out the very first time it snows...kind of a ritual... But all it's done here are little dustings. Can't wait to get some good snow! lol


                      • #12
                        No, I suppose there really isn't anything like it, ***1st part removed because I'm a dolt and didn't notice the date of the OP!*** it's a bit difficult to actually see the moon when snow is actively falling from the clouds

                        Good-natured teasing about the poetic license aside, I'm glad you had a fun ride last night.
                        Last edited by HighFlyinBey++; Jan. 1, 2011, 06:34 PM. Reason: My bad! Didn't check the date. 50 lashes for me on the phase of the moon...
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