More Snow!

Three more inches fell overnight, bringing our total on the ground to about a foot in a month in which we usually don't get hardly any snow.  We're supposed to get more this weekend, they're not sure how much just yet.




It's hard for my husband and I to make it to work right now, so the barn commute with its thirty miles of highway and fifteen miles of country roads is surely out.  But I did finally receive the Horze hat from Allison's giveaway, after it was delayed twice by the weather!  It's a really great hat, warm knit with a polar fleece lining around the brim.

Curly hair and hats just don't mix.

I'll use it this Sunday when I'm doing stalls in a high of 25/low of single digits.  Low of zero tomorrow night!  That's colder than I can remember in a long time.

How are you and your horses weathering the weather?

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  1. We don't have as much snow as you but ice. Ugh. My tack is frozen in the trailer! Hope you stay warm. I am a big ole wimp and haven't ridden this week yet. Hopefully tomorrow.

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    1. Wow! You're making me feel better. I feel like such a schmuck just dumping him like this when we were making so much progress, but I'm not taking that risk. My car handles really badly on snow/ice.

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  2. Living here in California is a whole different world. It's been cold here, lows in the 20s, which is very rare for us. We're supposed to get back into the 60s by the weekend. I don't know how the rest of the world manages winter. We complain when we finally have to wear pants! :0)

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    1. I would kill for 40's right now. :) Pants! You should see my barn outfit right now, multiple pairs of pants!

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  3. It's cold here too! And we got snow and normally we don't. I feel bad for my ponies but they seem to be doing fine.

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    1. Yeah, they are good cold weather animals. Fun to get snow, huh?

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  4. We have a dusting of snow here in Michigan, but the temps are so low! Brrr! Shy is living it up in the cold, doesn't bother her one bit. She is a fluff ball and if I ever get worried that she is cold, I just feel her skin through all that fluff and she is warm as can be. Stay warm and safe! Glad your hat arrived!!

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    1. I bet it's cold up there, supposed to be zero tonight here! Aww I bet she's a cute fluff ball!

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  5. Can you guys not drive in the snow?? Crazy.... PS we have matching hats now...I too have curly hair...love it!!

    Supposed to get a lot more snow today :)

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    1. I had a particularly scary incident last winter that makes me reluctant to drive in it, plus my car doesn't handle well at all in snow - it'd take me well over an hour. Nick's car does well, but it's the other idiots in this area that make driving hard. Lots of slideoffs on the interstate yesterday. In the end, it's better to be safe.

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    2. From experience, I'll chime in that Jen's car handles snow more like a sled than a car!

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    3. From experience, I'll chime in that Jen's car handles snow more like a sled than a car!

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  6. I think you look good in the hat! I love curly hair because mine is stick straight :)

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    1. I used to hate mine but I learned to embrace it and take care of it and now things are good. Although I am jealous of you for not having go through the like 40 minute routine it takes to make mine look good in the mornings!

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  7. Same here in KY ... mostly ice and a bit of snow. Makes riding pretty impossible. I keep telling myself it's ok, the horses really don't lose that much fitness and don't forget things. We can pick back up when things melt just a bit! :)

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    1. I'm glad to hear you feel that way! I hate not riding when things were going so well, but being alive is better.

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  8. Agreed on the curly hair and hats bit, I look so awkward in a hat.

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    1. Word. My graduation pictures are terrible.

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  9. My car is terrible in snow, so I'm really, really careful this time of year. So far the roads have been cleared, but if they aren't, then I don't go to the barn.

    Courage made great progress and is now basically taking the entire month off. I figure he's reflecting on what he learned and will come back better than ever.

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    1. I hope Connor is the same. I think he will be. I don't believe that any athlete can just keep going year round indefinitely, so it will probably be good for them.

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  10. Cute hat! We've had tons of snow for here as well, and as someone else who had an hour or so drive to the barn on a busy highway you're smart to not make the drive when the weather is unreliable - our news has been full of multi vehicle pile ups. It was -37C here plus a windchill making it -50 something a few days ago. So gross. Lets all just take our ponies and move somewhere warm and sunny !

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    1. Indeed. And after it warms up this week, there will be mud. No winning!

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  11. Flipping cold. Tris is in his blanket way earlier than last winter, and he only wears it when it's below zero. We'll be below zero every night for a few more days yet, and we're getting a foot of snow on Sunday. Vermont!

    Speaking of Vermont - I tried to look for an email to send this to you separately but couldn't find one! I had a meeting tonight with heritage breed farmers for a work event I coordinate and it turns out they raise Section D Welsh Cobs - and when I mentioned that I had been reading your adventures - they knew Connor and told me to tell you that they are the people who own Shae now! What a wonderfully small world!

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    1. Oh my gosh! I literally laughed out loud when I read this, that's so amazing! Small world indeed! Matt and Michelle, right? I haven't met them, but Connor's breeder is always telling me stories about their farm, and how Shae hangs out with the milk cow. I believe they also have one of Connor's full sisters, Ella. I am so glad you shared that, thanks! The Cob that started it all for me. :-) I miss him.

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    2. Yes, Matt & Michelle. Seriously some of the nicest people I have met in my job and I work with awesome people on a regular basis. They'll be bringing quite a few of their animals to our event, and they work to coordinate other heritage animal breeders. Michelle said Shae is doing well and she has tried driving him once or twice but has been very busy so he is doing a lot of hanging out. They recognized Connor's registered name immediately and were pretty sure they had met him when he was still with his breeder. Such a cool moment.

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