Sunday, November 30, 2008

First Snow

First snow of the year. Brego took it as an excuse to go running around, bucking and farting. Even the old mare got in on the games. They are predicting an inch of accumulation. And so it begins...


Mr. High Energy is sans blanket.

In other, more sunny news: Our dressagie neighbor also used to teach eventing and has an outdoor jump course, tucked away on her 30 acres. Of course, the ground is now frozen and the course won't be ready to go until next May. As in, half a year away, but hey, that's very convenient!

I need to pick up a winter sport... just thinking about not being able to school outside for HALF A YEAR makes my head swim.


10 comments:

Stacey said...

Your new property just gets better and better! A neighbor with an outdoor jump course!?!? Sweet!

Anonymous said...

skijoring. Cross-country skiing behind your big boy!

Andrea said...

Psh. Is THIS all New England has to offer me? Back in the wilds of northern Ohio there's already been 4'+ of snowfall. Then it rains and most of it goes away, and then another winter storm comes in and poof! Another foot of snow in a few hours time.

It snowed here too today... for about 13 minutes. BRING IT ON, MOTHER NATURE.

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Just discovered your blog and I can't wait to get caught up. Your boy is so handsome!!

Daun said...

Skijoring.... my I could get myself in lots of trouble with that....

Andrea,
I am looking forward to your blog with great interest. I want to see how you keep fit and conditioned over these very mild winters we have here. You are starting soon in the season. The first event in my area is UNH on May 2, but if I can't get out to school before then, forget it!

Kathleen,
Welcome! I hope there is enough horsey content here over the winter. Things are a little slow.

Shadowsrider said...

Hello! I just found your blog, what fun and hurray for eventing drafties! I have been retraining and selling a few for eventing and dressage, and they are super, esp the Perchs I have had. Currently I have a 6 yr old Clyde, 18+ hands. He is my second Clyde, so far the Perchs have been more athletic, but the Clydes calmer. (an over energetic Perch can be a bit intimidating, as I see you have found out) I will enjoy catching up on your adventures.

Bev said...

We've had snow on the ground continuously since the week before Thanksgiving and had another 3 inches fall since yesterday. I spent the afternoon at the barn watching the horses play in the falling snow. Not only was the sight of it beautiful but the sound of it as well.

Trust me, Daun, you will come to love it. After adjusting to the idea of fewer outdoor training options and getting to know your new neighbor with the indoor better (Does she have jumps, cavaletti, etc. you can use?), you and Brego can get creative. My trainer continuously amazes me with the endless variety of training activities she dreams up for us to do in Winter. Neither Jack nor I have an excuse for being bored indoors. And when conditions are reasonable, which is quite often, we go out on hacks on the many dirt roads around the barn.

It just takes some getting used to it!

Wiola said...

Brego looks so stoic and powerful on this picture. Love snow.

Melissa said...

Oh, how fun, winter is on its way! Over here in Canada everything is covered in white as well, and it is BITTERLY cold ( thank the lord for winter riding boots!).

Brego looks like he is enjoying himself! All my percherons have already gotten over the novelty of the snow and are now thoroughly displeased with it.

Wow, you seem to have picked a good spot for your new place! There seem to be fellow equestrians all over the place (an outdoor jump course?!Lucky you!)

Melissa said...

Oh, how fun, winter is on its way! Over here in Canada everything is covered in white as well, and it is BITTERLY cold ( thank the lord for winter riding boots!).

Brego looks like he is enjoying himself! All my percherons have already gotten over the novelty of the snow and are now thoroughly displeased with it.

Wow, you seem to have picked a good spot for your new place! There seem to be fellow equestrians all over the place (an outdoor jump course?!Lucky you!)