Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow...Yeah, That's All I've Got

Snow. 19 inches, to be precise. Also? Cold. Zero degrees, ridiculous wind chills.

Suffice it to say, I'm just trying to keep Miles fed (well, supplemented-his barn does a fine job of the basics. He's the best weight he's ever been, and I love it), blanketed, and un-injured this week. Hopefully the training/riding will pick up again this weekend. Or maybe the writing bug will hit and I'll be able to form interesting sentences and communicate somewhat coherently on one of the number of topics swimming through my head.

For now, though? I've got nothing. Survival mode is the best way I can describe my brain's MO lately. I will say I have just loved reading everyone's blogs. You all are amazing, and way more motivated and dedicated to the equine sport than I am currently. I can't wait to see what we're all up to when the weather is more suitable for human and beast to be working in:)

So keep it up~I'll get there, I promise. For now, though, this one is keeping me sane, as per usual. He says What's Up, Everyone. Or, you know, Neigh.

Momz not so tawkie lately, but she can't ignorz dis face.

Also, shout out to the awesome Natalie at Retired Racehorse Today for linking to my "I'm Not A Thoroughbred Person" post. She rocks at riding ON the track thoroughbreds, not to mention the off-track variety, her writing is superb and I love her new bloggy format. Even if you don't ride a TB I'll bet you anything you'll love her blog. Go visit her and make her famous so she can write a book and continue to promote the hell out of our beloved OTTBs. She's good people.


  1. Our lesson was canceled....again. The weather certainly has not been very cooperative. We have not had as much snow as you, but the temperatures have been cold. Stay warm. Spring is around the corner!!

  2. I think we're all ready for spring.

  3. The weather... tedious at best, downright dangerous for some. We've been relatively lucky here, so I'm trying not to complain too much, riding whenever it's fit, and dedicating my rides to everyone up north and out west. Each day brings us closer :)

  4. Ugh. Stay as warm as you can--Miles looks pretty content.

  5. Winter isn't ending soon enough for me either. Someday this white stuff will go away...

  6. I'm sick to death of this winter too not that it affects my writing but it sure does affect my mood.

  7. I don't know how you all do it in the snowy places with horses. Aside from indoor arenas, of course. And layers. And hot toddies.

    My nemesis lately is the thing I do to earn money--yes, my job. It gets in the way of enough horse time a lot these days, but it is a really cool job so .. well.. there you go.

    Hoping for spring thaw for you soon!

  8. I JUST saw Secretariat, don't feel bad.

    Miles is lucky to have ya.