Anyone riding in this yuk weather

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As mine is already soaked and wind swept I do other things. She will need a few days off anyway, so not actually fussed if it's raining.

I was looking random things up and she's more of a trekking pony than a hacking pony as she concentrates on the scenery and nature 😂
 
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Yes, still riding as normal so bad weather doesn't stop play for us (unless it's actually dangerous like the storm we had a few years ago).

I stick our wet weather gear on.
 
I've actually been quite lucky that the weather hasn't been too bad on my days off so I've been able to ride as normal. I wouldn't if a day off coincided with the absolute downpours that we keep having - too busy sweeping water off the yard lol.
 
Its been funny weather this week. First thing in the morning wet drizzle, fog. Pants weather. Although its not been so bad, if i could ride the boys then i would be for sure. Then by about 11am its been a clear, sunny, beutiful day.
When i do the horses in the morning i contemplate putting a rug on but its not been that cold just damp. By lunchtime im saying thank god i didnt rug theyd be to hot.
Ive put chunkys fly rug back on. Just so he stays a bit cleaner if he rolls, to stop scald starting and so hes got some warmth. In all honesty they are both fat and need to loose some weight.
 
Horse on box rest. I am not missing trying to ride in this weather! I also said to the vet that IF the x-rays are good mid December he will be getting Jan and Feb off anyway. No chasing qualifications, no keeping fit for what we have qualified for and no standing round at freezing shows is very appealing just now.
 
Our weather's not too bad - it rains at night and sporadically in the day. If he's really wet, I walk him out. It is really wet underfoot though.
 
Not a lot, for a variety of reasons. I've finally got him comfortable again but everywhere is sodden. I won't use the bridleways this weather, they're very slippery and it churns them up too, and with all the water lying on the roads they aren't a lot of fun either!
 
Our weather's not too bad - it rains at night and sporadically in the day. If he's really wet, I walk him out. It is really wet underfoot though.
Last year I was doing the walking through the water because it was there.
I ended up with it over my wellies at one stage and spraying out of my trainers on the others.
We've now done the lead through a puddle calmy in ten minutes.
I won't be doing that anymore though because she's got boots now and I don't actually want her hooves softer and wetter than they are during her rehab.
 
I won't use the bridleways this weather, they're very slippery
You are right. We walked as planned this morning and it was slippery, even in or walking boots. But the weather is mild and it had stopped raining. Trying to catch up on jobs after Covid, so it is a trip to the rubbish dump and then the garden centre to buy bulbs this afternoon
 
I won’t have ridden in 2 weeks come Sunday, work has been manic and on the better days off I’ve had other things that took priority and I won’t bother riding in torrential rain now, I did it for enough years. I’m debating just calling it quits until mid December, I might just go out the odd weekend though.
 
I won’t have ridden in 2 weeks come Sunday, work has been manic and on the better days off I’ve had other things that took priority and I won’t bother riding in torrential rain now, I did it for enough years. I’m debating just calling it quits until mid December, I might just go out the odd weekend though.
Just curious - why mid December? 🙂
 
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I like a Christmas Day ride and will hopefully have some time off over Christmas, and the first few rides are likely to be less relaxing so better to get them out the way before so I can enjoy Christmas riding! And from then on, I normally find as the evenings get lighter it all gets easier!
Ah, makes perfect sense. I'm the opposite, it gets so busy over Christmas (and it's my birthday just before and one of my son's just after) that by mid December it's usually getting to be too much of a struggle to find time to ride - not helped by the fact that I always leave Christmas shopping to the last minute (I'm in denial, I hate Christmas). So I end up grinding to a halt until the New Year.
 
I try to ride regardless, if it’s windy or raining heavily I’ll ride but if it’s both then I don’t as it’s just not worth the hassle of trying to ride a horse into a driving rain.

I bought a changing robe last year and it was a game changer, £65 so less than half the price of an equidry and basically the same 😁
 
Ah, makes perfect sense. I'm the opposite, it gets so busy over Christmas (and it's my birthday just before and one of my son's just after) that by mid December it's usually getting to be too much of a struggle to find time to ride - not helped by the fact that I always leave Christmas shopping to the last minute (I'm in denial, I hate Christmas). So I end up grinding to a halt until the New Year.
Ah yeah, it’s only me here so Christmas is pretty underwhelming, I might see friends for dinner but that’s it. I used to travel to see family but it was so stressful trying to get horses done before and after and everyone just complained that I was rushing off, so I stopped going and just go for a nice long ride instead!
 
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My sharer is very tough and if it's her day to ride, she rides, unless it is blowing an absolute hooley. Heavy rain no problem! Me, I am a wuss.
 
I don't have a tack room, so I don't want a soggy saddle that takes days to dry out and likely goes meldew.
I am having to take her boots home to dry out as it is.
I still do things in rubbish weather, I have a bareback pad that can be thrown on, I do need a sound cob for that though. I think i have ridden this month at some point.
 
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I actually got a short ride in the sun today 😁. Got back just in time to feed, rug, and turnout before there was a torrential downpour and I spent the next hour chatting in the tack room because I wasn't even going as far as my stable and the hay barn!
 
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I'm a fair weather rider. I can cope with wind etc but I don't go out in rain - the main reason is that I don't like getting wet, but Harvey can be spooky with cars swishing through puddles too.
 
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