Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

March 7, 2011

Ready to Ride!

The last of the corral, at least the small part is ready to go. The surface crust was cut with the chain saw and tossed aside. The sugar snow underneath was tossed with the snow blower.

My helper declared it ready and left the perch.

It's not a very big riding area, but good for 3 herd bound horses that have not been ridden much all winter. Time to work out the bad habits and start getting them ready for spring.

The weather forecast is -5C (+18F) and sunny for Wednesday. I figure on getting one submissive then doing her hooves. Unfortunately, I won't be able to reward good behaviour with apple flavoured horse treats, as my helper got into the garage and ate them!

Think warm, and keep the horse between you and the ground.
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Chai Chai said...

Amazing, I would never have thought to cut the ice with a chainsaw.

texwisgirl said...

Oh my dogs love the apple wafers too! Monsters! You might have to get some carrots instead (of course my dogs love those as well!)

IanH said...

Chai: It seems the older you get, the smarter you get. I should have gotten older sooner!

Farmchick said...

My husband is out doing fencing as well, but without the snow. Do stay warm!

Jane said...

I couldn't read the whole post,but you all sure do have a lot off snow! Blessings jane

The 4 R's said...

And I was complaining about our skiff of snow.

dogsmom said...

I am not going to complain about my few remaining inches of snow and our 30F temps.

Gregg said...

It is so beautiful. Thus far you have brought me from "better you than me" to wow, that might not be a bad place to live.

Mandy said...

Hi! :) I sent you an email from the one you sent me for the contest, did you get it? I asked for your address because I still wanted to send you one anyway since you've never seen one before, lol

luckybunny said...

Hmm... I guess I better stop complaining about the snow here in Ontario... you've got us way beat! :)

IanH said...

Gregg: I'll keep working on you.
I am an old western Ontario boy from Kenora. We even have Kenora beat for snow!

Cathy M. said...

Reading your blog just plain cheers me up. Best wishes in getting the kinks out of your horses.