Okay, I KNOW I was really lucky to escape the cold for a week whilst in the Bahamas enjoying the 80 degree sunny days. I know this. But I'm already over winter. Today the high is 18F (wind chill not accounted for). The current feels like at 11 am is -1 F.
Just really not my weather. Not at all. I realize some of you more northern folks experience this weather all winter long. But here in CT it (thankfully) isn't really the norm. At least not in January. (February is an asshole, he does this more often.)
Today's confession, is that due to weather, I will not be riding my horses today. Some people feel it's fine to work in this weather. And maybe it is. But my own asthmatic lungs don't appreciate the cold air, and so I don't think my horses' lungs would either. I'll hand walk them all for 15 minutes or so, and if the barn isn't too cold, we'll groom. Tomorrow should be better (mid 30's) so we will ride then. An extra day off won't hurt anyone.
I'm sure your horses will be fine whatever working schedule you decide for them. Stay warm, stay safe!ReplyDelete
Thank you! They seemed perfectly content getting brushed and having a hand walk. Will they try to murder me tomorrow? Possibly. Time will tell!Delete
I have come to peace with not riding in the bitter cold/wind a while ago. Life is much better now. :) (still hating you for the bahamas....)ReplyDelete
Right? I felt less guilty about it when I had the horses home. But somehow having access to an indoor makes me feel like I should ride no matter what. But honestly, cold is cold, indoor or not!Delete