Snow. Snow may be heavy at times. Total snow accumulation of 5 to 8 inches. Near steady temperatures in the mid 20s. East winds 5 to 10 mph...becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow 100 percent. This has been revised to 6-12 inches :(
Sounds like a set-up for blizzard condtions to me.
I did the curry comb test on Phebes today. Have heard so many say their horses are beginning to shed (sign of spring on the way). I curried, I brushed, and Phebes is retaining ALL OF HER HAIR.
After the work hour loss last week, expense of a rental, paying a body shop $20 per day for storage (so it could set parked in their driveway instead of mine)... Now do I really want to drive to work tomorrow? I'd rather stay home and do an hourly curry comb test on Phebes, and dream of better weather, dry trails, the sun on my face, and a trickle of sweat running down my back. This is becoming a winter to remember. ~E.G.
Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance
Favorite Links for training, gear, and memberships!
- National Association of Competitive Mounted Orienteering
- HOW TO CMO
- What is CMO?
- Old Dominion Endurance Rides
- Renegade Hoof Boots
- Riding vs. Racing a discussion with the Duck.
- Trumbull Mountain's INTRO TO ENDURANCE RIDING
- Principles of Conditioning
- Conditioning the endurance horse by SERA
- Short Article: Feeding & Training the Endurance Horse
- Feeding the Endurance Horse, Swedish Author
- Preventing Dehydration In the Endurance Horse, Ontario Competitive Trail Riding Association
- Jim Holland's fantastic training links here!
- South Eastern Distance Rider's Association