Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Not Much of an Update
All I can say about the last few weeks—is that this weather stinks. It has been either cold, very cold, very snowy or very snowy and cold. The last few nights have been well below zero. I have even missed a few rides. I can manage to ride if it is around 20 degrees in the indoor arena, but much colder than that, Cole becomes too fractious—and I just don’t have much fun. I let him out to play, and then we will do tricks or groundwork.
Last night, it was only 5 degrees outside, but the arena was 20 degrees, so I rode. The long term forecast offers no hope.
Dante and Ranger behave more consistently when it is very cold, so Ellen only needs to cope with the weather—not hyper horses.
Kevin took Starry out on the hill on Saturday. Ellen and I opted to stay inside and ride. It was in the middle of a snowstorm. It took Starry 15 minutes to walk to the bottom of the hill—it took him only 5 minutes to walk back up to the top.