A Warm Winter’s Day

Warm Winter's Day

I got my Christmas present early: a day warm enough to ride in just a fleece sweater. There’s just a hint of snow left — mostly slush — and the sun felt warm on my face. Zelda reminded me that she was still wearing a full winter coat, so we took a walk and enjoyed […]

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Finally Warm Enough to Ride

Today the high was nearly 40. That’s a nice contrast to the -10 that I woke up to on Sunday morning. Between the frigid weather, the blizzard and a nasty cold I was starting to forget that snow and horses can also be fun. Since rain is predicted for Friday, getting a few rides in […]

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I’ve misplaced my motivation

I am in awe of my friends who have kept up their riding this winter. I see photos of them in the snow and I shiver — it’s hard for me to ride when it’s less than 20 degrees so instead, I’ve been hibernating in front of the fireplace and dreaming of spring. Or maybe […]

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Snow Angels

    Thursday it was nearly 60 degrees. Yesterday, we had about six inches of snow. Today it was in the high 30s and all that pristine white snow called to me. It was a perfect day to ride. Zelda and I stayed out of the woods — there was still a lot of snow […]

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More glorious snow

Last week I was in Florida for several days on business. After the frigid weather we’ve had here, it was nice to feel some warmth. I was ready for winter to be over. I came back in the midst of a storm. It was bad enough to delay my trip for a day. I was […]

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One perfect day in the snow

One perfect day. That’s all I got. Between the weather (bitter cold) and my pneumonia (tired) riding has been nigh on impossible. Sunday, though, was perfection. It was about 30 degrees (so 33 degrees warmer than Saturday morning), sunny and there was no wind. It was so lovely out I had to ride twice. Probably […]

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Happy New Year!

Although it’s hard to believe, it is now 2014! I wish I could say that I have resolutions ready, but I’ve been sick for the past 10 days and mostly my wish is to feel better! It’s amazing how you take your health for granted, until you don’t have it. A trip to the Doctor […]

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