Friday, January 9, 2015

Winter Woes

So let's all stop a moment and commiserate. Winter sucks. Winter makes me want to move to Florida for a few months. It's either too frozen or too wet to ride. All I do is break ice in buckets and fill up the heated outdoor tank bucket by bucket. And dress up like the michlin man to do chores. I can't even ride English because my Carhart-clad ass doesn't fit in either of my saddles. So I ride western all the time. BORING.

I rushed home from work today and managed to ride for 30 minutes up and down the road. May have been a boring ride, all things considered, but it made my day. I probably won't get to ride this weekend due to weather and errands. So I'm a happy girl. Twister was pretty happy to be under tack for the first time in over 2 weeks. I can't wait for it to warm up a bit so I can schedule a lesson!

Not much to talk about this week except to bitch about the weather. So just look at pics of my very large puppy playing with Twister.

Bad horsie. Come inside, horsie!

Ranger's new BFF

Twister is SO tolerant. he just deals with the rude puppy.

And I'm going to try to keep up with this..... I'll probably start forgetting in a month or two.....
Even with the big freeze, he's holding his weight nicely. Last year during the polar vortex he dropped weight for the first time in his life. The only one in the barn that lost weight last winter without having to work for it. This year, knowing that Twister WILL lose weight if it get's cold enough, I upped his grain a few days before the tundra weather set in. Lookin' good!


  1. I take my monthly confo pic on the last day of every month. Since it's always the same day, it's easier to remember!

    1. good idea. but i have a hard time remembering to give my cats and dogs their wormer on the same date every month lol. i have an alarm set for it hahaha

  2. aww your dogs are so cute playing with Twister! glad you got a ride in despite the weather... (and i totally commiserate!)