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leannemccabe

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leannemccabe says:

The one thing your not looking forward to about Winter. . .

Generally i quite like winter as long as its not wet and windy!

 

but im not looking forward to my lovely trimmed show pony ;) turn back into the hairy oaf again! :(

 

what do you dread most about winter?

 

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: The one thing your not looking forward to about Winter. . .

I hate the water feezing up and having to carry buckets of water from the house. I also hate it when it is raining and windy. I love cold crisp sunny days. Last winter it was lovely with the snow and the sun but the -10 in the day was too cold . Not being able to ride because there is ice on the roads so can't get out and trying to get the horses across the road so they can go out in the field.

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trucker5774

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trucker5774 says:

Re: The one thing your not looking forward to about Winter. . .

I love the frosty mornings.

Hate washing muddy legs. Not so keen on getting caught out in the rain and feeling it running into every seam on my clothing and finally sitting on a saddle which feels like a bowl of water.

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dollymix

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dollymix says:

Re: The one thing your not looking forward to about Winter. . .

Oh my God - I have a list as long as my arm!!!

Hairy horses

Frozen water pipes

Painful hands (I have raynauds)

Dark nights

mud, mud, mud

the list goes on an on!! If I had to say what I hate most, it would have to be dark nights! And it's not even nights, it's dark when I go to work, and dark when I leave, so basically I only see daylight at the weekends!! Big SIGH!

 

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DuffyDuck

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DuffyDuck says:

Re: The one thing your not looking forward to about Winter. . .

I love winter! But then we do a christmas show, and it makes being at the yard all that bit better because everyone is training together, and those that aren't help in with the other chores, and we get our ice and snow cleared most of the time lol, so not too bad for me!

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sabab172

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sabab172 says:

Re: The one thing your not looking forward to about Winter. . .

 All I want this winter is not that horrible snow we have had to deal with the last 2 years. Had to park my car and walk/slide on ice for 15 minutes downhill - 20 mins back uphill. Then dealing with frozen pipes/water, lugging hay to the field etc etc. 

My pet hate for winter is dealing with mud fever - every single year my gelding gets it, some years worse than others and another pain is dealing with wet, muddy smelly rugs!

On the upside, I love cold, crisp mornings and bringing the horses in at night, tucked up in their beds with a haynet......

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: The one thing your not looking forward to about Winter. . .

 mud - I don't mind cold, freezing or dry but mud I hate, poo picking off mud is horrible, loosing your welly in the mud yuck yuck yuck :)

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horseface888

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horseface888 says:

Re: The one thing your not looking forward to about Winter. . .

i love winter, the horses all snuggled up in their rugs, in their cosy stables with big fluffy beds. But i cannot stand the cold, i literally live in jumpers in the summer because i feel the cold so badly, so atm i am gd in about 5 layers plus coat. By christmas i literally just wear every item of my clothing in one go. My poo old mares the same n we both look like plonkers in winter with a million layers on... but we are warm. Ha

other than that i just hate the Dark nights

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rach82

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rach82 says:

Re: The one thing your not looking forward to about Winter. . .

I like winter - I like putting them into a cosy bed all rugged up and snug.

But I dont like.....

ICE!

Wind and rain

Dark mornings and evenings.

Mud fever!

This will be my test! - Last year I was on a yard with my pony where I only had to go down once a day to muck out - feeds and tunout were done, so you could go down anytime you like!

Now I have my own yard with 3 horses - all down to me - morning and night! I love it though!

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CharParsley620

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Re: The one thing your not looking forward to about Winter. . .

 frozen taps, toes and fingers..

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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brook

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brook says:

Re: The one thing your not looking forward to about Winter. . .

MUD !!! Having to brush off all of that caked on mud ! also limited riding time and no hacking in the evenings.

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