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Welcome to Indiana, where we went from 70 degrees and a Particularly Dangerous Situation last weekend, to an unusually early winter.  No in-between here, Mother Nature sure is thorough.  When she wants it cold, she wants it cold:


Someone forgot to tell her we're usually gleefully mowing our lawns in sweatshirts on Thanksgiving in this part of the country.

That means Sunday stall cleaning takes a little longer while I resurrect my mid-morning coffee break:

Every equestrian needs a Thermos full of hot coffee at the barn.

And the pony got his blanket liner put on for good, as well as his hood.  He doesn't really need the hood to keep warm, I just like to keep the rain off of him with it, but then I realized it was taming his unruly mane:

Ha ha, take that, mane!  And it's staying that way even without the hood.

So between that, mud, bite marks from his partner in crime, and cold biting winds/rain, he gets to keep the hood:
It actually fits properly this year, so there won't be any mane rubbing out incidents like last year.  It's only just now grown back in.  Never again!

What cold snap?

11 comments:

  1. *snicker* Horses in hoods DO look like dinosaurs. ;)

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    1. I have always thought so! Not sure what it is about it that makes me think that.

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  2. Ooo Fiction needsv his mane tamed. I might need to look into a hood.

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    1. You should! Just make sure it fits, otherwise you'll end up wondering how you're going to braid six inches of missing mane all next summer like I did this year. It sucked! The mane taming was an unforseen benefit of the hood this year though!

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  3. Huey will be living in his hood the rest of winter. It dripped like 30 degrees last night. High of 30 today :O
    I actually slept in Houston's bot cooler last night. Idk if you've tried human BOT but I now need a bot mattress pad and blanket. Then I'll have a sandwich as L Williams put it. Might be something to try out since I know you have a hard time with the cold :)

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    1. Haha, sandwich! I actually only own BoT people stuff - I have the glove liners and the knee brace. I always think "Eh, I won't need the knee brace, it's not that cold," and then my knee starts aching and I have to put it on. Sort of amazing! I would definitely like a mattress pad and blanket, do they make those??

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    2. Yes! LWilliams has the mattress pad. Major jealous.
      http://www.backontrackproducts.com/People-Products/Mini-Blanket-Mattress-Overlay/Therapeutic-Mattress-Overlay-p327.html

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  4. Yeah, hoods are pretty great. Definitely not envious of that weather, ew.

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    1. You know it's cold when someone from your area says it's cold! I'm always amazed when you say it doesn't get that cold up there. Weird.

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  5. We're freezing here too, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about how cold I am and accomplishing little in the way of real life. Love the dinosaur hood - so cute

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  6. Brr! You keep that weather to yourself :)

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