A Perfect Snow Day

I finally found my motivation. Today’s warmer temperatures and bright sun revealed that it was just in hibernation. There was a wide expanse of untouched, pristine snow just waiting for hoof prints and I had two horses who were willing to oblige. The snow was deep but fluffy, there wasn’t a hint of wind, and […]

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Snow Day

There is something very delicious about laying new tracks over pristine virgin snow. We had about six inches of snow yesterday and today was the perfect day for a snow ride: blindingly bright and sunny with soft fluffy snow. It was like riding through a cloud. Zelda and I went for a ride this afternoon […]

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100 inches of snow . . . and counting

Yup, 100 inches. According to the news yesterday, we’ve had that much snow so far in Boston this year. 100 inches of snow is 8’3″. Sure, much of it has compacted down to a manageable 3′ or so, but it’s still a heck of a lot of snow. What things are 100 inches? Here are […]

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Fun in the snow . . . or not

How much fun you are having in this latest snow depends considerably on your size. Zelda loves it. She’s fully of energy and although she doesn’t race around for long, she gives some good bucks and rears, trying to convince Curly to join in. Curly was having none of it this morning, so Zelda tore […]

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The Ant Farm Effect

The horses have adapted to the snow. Like a giant ant farm, they have created their own “tunnels” or pathways to travel between the important parts of the field — to the fence line, where they meet over the fence, to the gates (although it’s practically too icy to leave the fields), and to each […]

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Deep Snow = Tired Horses

We just keep getting snow! The nor’easter on Thursday dumped about 8 more inches on what was probably an 8″ base. Now tonight we’re supposed to get another 5-8″. I like riding in the snow, but this is getting ridiculous. Plus, the snow is now dense and heavy, thanks to the rain we got after […]

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Digging out

The storm did not disappoint. Many times they hype exceeds the snowfall. But we got the predicted 27 inches of snow. Waking up this morning I saw a wall of white. We were under a driving ban since yesterday at 4 p.m. and it continued until 4 p.m. today. It took us quite awhile just […]

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