Sunday, November 25, 2012

Winter Riding

The past few weeks have been great riding weather 50s, with little wind, and a lot of sunshine . . . I course I knew it wouldn't last.  This weekend has been cold and cloudy with some spattering of snow.  I can only hope that we have a repeat of last year with a mild winter, but the Farmer's Almanac is predicting cold and snowy. 

Winter riding in Michigan can be a challenge if you don't have an indoor arena.  I've managed to be able to ride most winters by keeping a good sand base in my round pen, and not rooting it up too much when we first get snow.  I wait until the temperatures get consistent and then use the pen - that way when the temps dip you don't get a a lot of uneven frozen footing.

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