Thursday, April 21, 2011

If You Don't Have Anything Nice To Say....



....why blog? Seriously, it's mostly the weather. This has been, without a doubt, THE worst Spring to date I can remember. I know horse owners/riders are waaaay more sensitive to the weather than other folk, but I seriously can't remember a more depressing Winter/Spring combo, ever, even in the years I wasn't riding. Blah, Grrrr, BitchMoanWhine, Ha-rumph, the usual. What an entertaining read, right?

Things have been a little cray-cray at the barn as well. I just...haven't had much to say that's positive, on any fronts unfortunately. Miles is fine, but poor boy is Sick To Death of the weather and wet, muddy pastures as well (he has actually balked when I led him from the barn to his turnout the last couple of days. Oy, the guilt...) I bet he's really missing his South American birth-place right now.

The good news is I'm so fed up with the weather and everything else I haven't bothered to lunge him at all because I just want to ride and get done as soon as possible-and he's been great! Kinda hot-potato-ish, but great. Love being able to hop on him after a week of no work and feel safe:) Those crazy Thoroughbreds-ticking time bombs, I tell ya.

I know lots of people all over the Country and beyond are going through the same crap, so I have good company. Hopefully Spring is just being a coy bitch and she'll stop playing hard to get soon.

9 comments:

  1. We had snow on Wednesday...yes, SNOW. Sigh.

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  2. Agreed, although yesterday was BEEOOTIFUL!

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  3. It so was, and I didn't get to ride:( Hey, but it's raining again right now!!! hahahaha I think I'm going insaaaaane......

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  4. Well you've got company here too, I keep checking the windows at work every hour- is it sunny now? How about now?- it never is :(

    I agree, worst spring ever!

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  5. Well look at the bright side. Your city wasn’t named “America’s Toughest Weather City” like mine was. Most of our winter was below zero (I think the coldest was like -45 with the wind chill this year but it’s been colder in the past!) and we just got done with our annual flood (River crested at 38ft…flood stage is 18ft!) I haven’t seen the sun in weeks and I have to wear a heavy coat to work every day!
    But the real bright side is you have a horse to play with! Mine has been up at my hubby’s grandma’s farm since March 26th! 3 hours away!! And Like you I have a “ticking time bomb” of a TB too. Lol…I can leave him for months and he’s right back where we left off…gosh I miss that monster!!

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  6. Here's to hoping for a break in the weather.

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  7. I think most everyone can relate. I've been grumbling and whining about the weather too. Of course, today (sat.) it's sunny ish and in the 60's, but I'm working.....NOT FAIR!!!! :( Hopefully we'll have a gorgeous, warm, sunshiny, rain only at night kind of summer!

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  8. Oye, I hear you. It is actually sunny today, but is still wet and soggy. Not that I can ride right now ANYWAY, but the grayness is not helping my mood much.

    On the plus side, Calabar has been exhibiting extremely good manners on the ground. I almost feel confident leading him on crutches, but .. probably best not to. :)

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  9. We had our first show of the season this past weekend and guess what...it rained almost the entire time. LOTS of shoe sucking mud - yuck. But we made it thru - it was a show - and it was fun :)

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