Winter Weather Yet Again

We continue having our, um, “most impressive” winter in 40 years here in Lexington!   We are 20 degrees below normal most days, and have had twice the amount of snow as in a typical year.   But then again, when we eventers are given lemons, we make lemonade!!

Despite a few days of warmth here and there, it has been COLD!  The last two days have been a high of 21 degrees here (it should be about 38), and a  low of 4.     But the working students and I managed to make the best of it!  We loaded up six horses and headed off to a local indoor both days to school dressage, dressage, and more dressage.
It was 13 degrees when we left this morning, yet the great thing about cold weather is that, if you work hard enough, you’ll get warm!   By the end of all the sets, we were all in sweaters or just light jackets… A great way to warmup!   All the horses were terrific, and since many of them were young horses I think it was really great for them to practice traveling.   Nothing gets a 4yo more broke to being patient than standing tied to the trailer with a haynet for an hour or two!

They were all great, and we had a terrific time.   Now we’re looking forward to the forecast of 50 degrees and sunny on Sunday and Monday!!   We have a terrific plan for group jump lessons on Sunday, with over twenty riders coming out to play.  Does this mean spring is here?



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Advanced level event rider and instructor at Team CEO Eventing in Lexington KY.
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One Response to Winter Weather Yet Again

  1. hfmoore says:

    You should have seen the look on Megan’s face – unloading Nemo at Masterson, and some yahoo in an SUV pulls up behind her. You could read her lips as she commented to Jenny “Who’s that?”

    I was stalking them, and caught them at Masterson. 6 horses, 2 trailers, and 2″ of snow on the ground. That’s hard core!!

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