July 9, 2021.Reading time 1 minute.
Courtesy of Tropical Storm Elsa, our paddocks now have the most incredible boot-sucking mud. It’s seriously bad. I’ve been feeding the horses in the middle of the field as I hate for them to stand in the mud by the gate, although to be honest, it’s pretty hard to find anything that resembles dry land. […]
December 8, 2014.Reading time 2 minutes.
We’ve had rain, snow, and more rain. It has left our paddocks full of shoe sucking mud. Luckily, I’ve pulled the horses’ shoes for the winter so the only shoes getting sucked off are mine! Every year after hunt season, I pull shoes. I hate dealing with winter shoes. Borium is great until there’s no […]
March 15, 2014.Reading time less than 1 minute.
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September 9, 2011.Reading time 3 minutes.
I know it’s only been raining since Tuesday but here in New England it felt like the Ark was going to appear soon to whisk us all away. It has been cold with heavy rain and blustery winds. Every time I was at the barn the horses were inside, looking out at the fetlock deep […]
June 11, 2011.Reading time 2 minutes.
The track today for the Belmont Stakes is sloppy. I suppose that’s better than the 100 degree heat in New York earlier in the week but the wet conditions create a different challenge: mud. When jockeys race in the mud they wear up to nine pairs of goggles, pulling them down as they go around […]
March 19, 2010.Reading time 4 minutes.
We had 10 inches of rain between Saturday and Monday. Had it been snow, it could easily have stacked up to more than 100 inches! Instead, we had mud. More mud than I remember seeing — ever. Saturday we had heavy rain and high winds. The combination pulled down several of our fiberglass poles for […]