It went from 75 and sunny to freezing and blustery overnight about a week and a half ago. Since then it’s continued to be freezing outside. No snow yet, but I’m sure that luck will run out at some point. Coupled with me being sick again (stupid sinuses) I feel like I have barely ridden.
Last night it was 18 degrees (felt like 8) and just too cold to do much of anything. I snatched pony from her field and was oo-ing and aw–ing over her poor frozen self, but when I finally got her in she was toasty warm under her blanket. Point for equine-kind, they do know how to keep warm. She’s also a bit fat and very content so life is good.I tossed her on the lunge and she worked out of some seriously stiffness to eventually have a nice walk/trot/and canter sesson on the line.
I know we’ve spoken about this before, but what is your temperature that you say it’s just too cold to work them? My trainer prefers it to be over 20 for a ride, and then only light work. Anything below can be evaluated with her (or she posts somewhere). I agree with it. Since I’m not on some epic showing rampage right now I’m content to keep her warm and comfortable rather than work her butt off in the frigid cold.
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