My oldie certainly sleeps more than he used to. Not so much lying down, but if you leave him standing for more than 20 seconds he falls fast asleep! Quite worrying really but doesn't seem to bother him
Mine too, which is weird cos he's in exactly the same routine as usual. I think its just the constant snow has sent him round the bend (ditto for me!). He keeps doing things out of character for him like escaping and breaking gates and being a general menace to other horses. Or he's just finally...
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Don't ride with either a whip or spurs.
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Ditto this. But I only ride my own horse and going forward is not a problem! When I used to use a stick it just made him worse, he went instantly from being slightly reluctant to go forwards to point blank refusing to go anywhere...
I'm quite shocked how much muscle mine has lost from doing nothing for the past month, esp as he wasn't doing that much work before. I think the snow means he's not moving much in the field so making it disappear faster . He's also dropping weight which isn't helping
*crosses fingers for snow...
I think some of the field is only about 6 inches deep cos he was standing in quite a shallow bit when I arrived. I guess the wind last night has made it drift quite a bit, so some bits are fine while others are super deep . Unfortunately in the dark its impossible to tell which bit is which till...
First of all, apologies for yet another snow post
I'm just looking for a bit of reassurance from those hardy peeps that are used to all this deep snow malarky . So horse was coping fine with the snow, but its just getting scary deep now. Luckily its frozen enough that if I move quick I can...
Yes, lots of snow, not been clear for almost 3 weeks now
In town there's about a foot, at the farm there's a lot more than that
This pic is in the middle of town and had been cleared a few days ago
He's spent everyday up to his knees in snow looking miserable, and every night in his stable looking bored! Innterspersed with a scary slither up and down to field from stable. That has been the pattern for last fortnight, not likely to change anytime soon . Not a particularly exciting time of year
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That he was five again. I don't ever want to lose him.
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This for me too
And if I'm being greedy I'd wish he was a bit bigger so I didn't squish him so much . But I wouldn't change anything else, even though he drives me barmy at times!
I'd like to think I wouldn't have done anything differently, but I do slightly regret not doing more with him when he was young and able. But on the other hand he was happy and so was I at the time so I guess thats all that matters
Its snowing here too, has been all morning. Thats been pretty much everyday for over 2 weeks now . There is a feeling of when will it end, especially as the forecast showed snow for most of next week. Its supposed to be -8 tonight, that'll make driving fun...
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I am thinking of starting a club for the chronically depressed due to 12inches of snow and drifts so high you spend most of the day getting to your nags to feed them and the rest of the day getting back home only to go through the same thing an hour later. Pass me the whisky bottle...
I have pretty much trashed mine in the year I've had them and they do now leak, but hoping I can rewaterproof them as the leather hasn't actually cracked. I got them dirt cheap so not too bothered but if I'd paid full price then I'd be raging!
I could walk to mine if I had to, about 3 miles each way, but I'd be seriously worried about getting taken out by passing cars (narrow windy roads not the best!). The roads are usually clear-ish, but have to go down and then up a very steep, windy hill .
Only once not been able to get up, but...
There is a serious lack of nice yards in Edinburgh . I can't even think of one that doesn't either have a rubbish reputation or is just always full. I'm pretty sure you won't get full livery at Braidwood, worth asking though.