A bright, beautiful day

The calm after the storm was amazing today. It was so bright that it made your eyes hurt — the warm sun reflecting off the snow was blinding. It was hard to believe that all Friday night we were caught in an epic storm. Today the temperature rose to 38 degrees and it was still. […]

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No snow on this sledding hill

Most winters I don’t get to ride up to the top of this hill because it’s covered by kids sledding down it. This is an awesome sledding hill. You can get up some serious speed and the hill goes on and on. From an equestrian’s perspective it’s a place to avoid during peak snow traffic. […]

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How do you stay warm riding in the winter?

Although I love to ride in the snow, staying warm while enjoying it can be a bit of a challenge because I have no access to an indoor. I rarely ride if it’s less than 20 degrees (maybe if there’s no wind) or if I can’t be out during the warmest part of the day. […]

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Warming up your bit in winter makes for a happy horse

Putting an icy cold bit in a horse’s mouth is unkind and uncomfortable. I loved riding Kroni bitless in the winter because it was never a problem. Freedom, however, tends to ignore most bitless solutions, so it’s not really an option. What are some of the tricks to warming up a bit? It depends on […]

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Snow can be Your Friend

Between bitterly cold weather and work and family obligations the chances to ride lately have been few and far between. We’ve had beautiful snow just inviting me to ride through it since Sunday. Finally, today I was able to sneak in a half hour. It was a picture perfect riding day: 30 degrees, no wind […]

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How Cold is Too Cold to Ride?

We are expecting frigid temperatures here in New England for the next few days. Overnight lows will be in the single digits (if we’re lucky) and the highs will be in the low teens. Personally, I don’t ride if it’s lower than 20° F. Any lower than that and my toes and fingers are just […]

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