Early Winter and Blanket Circus

Usually our seasons in the second half of the year go like this: hot summer, pretty autumn, gross autumn, winter.  

This year, we're going cool summer, pretty autumn, WINTER. 



It's about a month too early for it to be that cold.  There's a chance of accumulating snow on Saturday, (also a month early) and they're actually talking about highs in the 20's/lows in the teens for early next week.  That's historically cold.  My PSA: Keep an eye on your outdoor livestock that may not have developed enough of a winter coat to protect themselves from temperatures in the teens yet.

To that point, you have it easy, but complicated, if you are blanketing already.  Connor will go through every blanket he owns in one week this week!  His week looks like:

Monday: Naked
Monday night: 100g
Tuesday: 100g with no-fill neck
Wednesday: 200g
Wednesday night through forever: 300g

Back to the land of heated buckets, foot warmers, Underarmour and quarter sheets we go...

22 comments:

  1. Seriously! This bipolar weather isn't helping anyone. Stupid Mother Nature :(

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  2. I'm holding off on reclipping Bobby until after Thanksgiving so that I don't have to annoy my BM with daily blanket changes while I'm in Chicago. This weather seriously sucks!

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    1. Yeah, I know what you mean. Thankfully in Dressage Purgatory we haven't done any serious cantering lately, so he hasn't sweated much in rides. I think I'm going to be able to get away with not clipping until December, too.

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  3. Same here! I had to break down and buy more blankets yesterday and brought them out to the barn. Poor guy was freezing yesterday morning! Darn weather :(

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  4. For once my horse doesn't have hair when she needs it!! I'm not ready for this season :(

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  5. Fiction's not getting clipped this year primarily because I can't handle blankets anymore haha. Plus I'm pretty sure clipping him last year is why he was so stiff every ride.

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    1. Huh, interesting. I look forward to clipping partially because Connor moves so much better after he's clipped. Different things work for different horses.

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  6. ugh it's definitely tooooo soon. boo

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  7. So strange, our weather here in Ontario has been amazing - high of 55 and normally we are around 40 this time!

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    1. That is strange! Our normal high is 55 today and it is 30!

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  8. We're bustin' out with the blankets tonight too. Fun times. Let's hope we don't have any frozen pipes later this week!

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    1. Fingers crossed! We got down to -12 last year and were fine, hopefully we are again this year.

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  9. I remember those days.. sure don't miss it!

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  10. It is crazy cold too soon and fast :(

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  11. I am not prepared!! I was hoping to get in a couple more lessons before it got this cold. :( My trainer doesn't appreciate the super cold temps.

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