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Jan 11 2011

Training In 30 Degree Weather?!

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Today my goal had been to do another long ride with Asali. I decided we’d ride up Lovelock Road. I took Forest, a 6 year Appaloosa I started under saddle last year, because he needed the work and he’s a great pony horse. I had planned on a four hour ride.

I decided to ride in the Tucker today and use a simple hackamore on Asali. Although the ride was all up hill going out, it was an easy one, aside from the weather. Once we got to the end of Lovelock, I decided to turn around, rather than continue on, because it was continuing to snow on us. While I had silks on under my jeans, a fleece cover for my ears, wool socks, and gloves on, I was still extremely cold. Two miles from home, I dismounted and led Asali and Forest back to the ranch, not just for my own exercise, but also to warm up. My hands and feet were painfully cold, but by the time we got home, they were no longer numb.

Our training session was only two hours today. I’m hoping the weather will be better tomorrow.

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2 Responses to “Training In 30 Degree Weather?!”

  1. Carl Brnbergon 12 Jan 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Life and mother nature have a way of changing our plans for us.

  2. JayaMaeon 19 Jan 2011 at 4:27 am

    So true Carl… so true.

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