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  1. #1
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    Cool When life sends you a snowstorm....

    Get a bunch of friends together for a trail ride!!

    Here in SE PA we're bracing for another nor'easter comin' from Texas (thanks y'all). But hey, it's February in PA and having lived here all my life - I actually look forward to the snow.

    Love watching the horses play in it, and it makes me take the time to do something fun - like ride with friends! Anyone else making plans??
    Our horses know our secrets; we braid our tears into their manes and whisper our hopes into their ears.



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    When we had this winter's first big "snow event" (as the local forecasters like to call them), I decided to take my 4 year old OTTB for his first bareback trail ride. I figured the 10" of fluffy white stuff would make a nice cushion for me if he didn't like me sitting on him bareback! He was totally unconcerned, and we had a nice ride.

    If we get enough snow I'm going to remember to take a camera when I go out riding - the snowy trees are so beautiful!
    ~ A true friend knows all there is to know about you and still likes you. -E. Hubbard



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    Well, for the first day or two we'll be too busy plowing and shoveling , but once that's done we'll probably go for a ride around the neighborhood. It's about the only time we know that people won't be driving fifty miles an hour on our gravel roads!
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    When life sends you a snowstorm....

    Make snowmen!!



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    I'm planning to complain a lot. There may be stomping, shouting and very pointed comments directed at a higher power. I don't know, I'm keeping my options open.



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    Uh, well, this is what I did last weekend:

    http://gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue....petunia1_0.JPG

    (yes, that's me on a plastic toboggan driving a horse)
    The Trials and Jubilations of a Twenty-Something Re-rider
    Happy owner of Kieran the mostly-white-very-large-not-pony.



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    Quote Originally Posted by vacation1 View Post
    I'm planning to complain a lot. There may be stomping, shouting and very pointed comments directed at a higher power. I don't know, I'm keeping my options open.
    Don't worry, this is what happens when we're clearing the drive and doing the chores in the snow!
    ~ A true friend knows all there is to know about you and still likes you. -E. Hubbard



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    Quote Originally Posted by Equibrit View Post
    When life sends you a snowstorm....

    Make snowmen!!

    I opt for hot chocolate.
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    I've seen more snow this winter in VA then I did the year I lived in CT... Yeah Global Warming.

    I'm going to be too pooped to enjoy the snow for all the extra work it brings.


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    Quote Originally Posted by analise View Post
    Uh, well, this is what I did last weekend:

    http://gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue....petunia1_0.JPG

    (yes, that's me on a plastic toboggan driving a horse)
    I love it! I may have to try this with DH's big belgian draft!!

    Of course this is after all the work, as I have a pretty good feeling my stall mucker won't make it out, so 18 stalls later, putting out hay b/c DH will be out plowing and YES - I still love the snow!!

    It's God's way of saying - be kids again - now go out and play!!
    Our horses know our secrets; we braid our tears into their manes and whisper our hopes into their ears.



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