5 Things I Love About Winter

In the effort to keep optimistic and pleasant about the present and impending doom that is winter in the midwest, I have crafted these 5 things I love about winter.

1. Pretty horse blankets.  Because my QH cross apparently forgot how to grow hair this year, and while I have a mixed feelings about this (she’s so sleek and un-yak like at the moment) I’m glad she’s got two toasty warm blankets to cuddle up in.

Pretty and new....surely by this weekend she'll have torn something off of it.
Pretty and new….surely by this weekend she’ll have torn something off of it.

2. Confirmation that I should indeed own 8 different varying weight jackets.  Bonus points because if I get one jacket dirty, I can remove and voila!  New clean jacket underneath for horse to slobber on.

3. I get Ponies get fat and fuzzy.   And my new favorite pony (in the whole world) gets dapples on his booty.  The cuteness is overwhelming.

Me with fat, fuzzy pony.
Me with fat, fuzzy pony.  Don’t ask questions about the outfit or my ridiculous stance.
Dapples on da booty.
Dapples on da booty.

4. My horse actually wants to be caught.  In the summer she’s choosing between me (me=work) and grass.  Now she’s choosing between me and 3 degree temperatures.  I win.

Summertime reaction to bring called.
Summertime reaction to bring called.
Last winter, meeting me to go inside.
Winter time reaction: meeting me to go inside.

5. Planning out the next year.  I basically plan things for a living.  So naturally playing with all the ideas for next year is great fun.  What should we do next year?  Where are the shows happening?  What trails can I get to from here?

I vote for more of this.
I vote for more of this.
And this!
And this!
And of course this.
And of course this.  
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