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[RC] January Thaw - Jennifer Judkins

Hey Rene,  It was 20 below in South Woodstock Saturday morning, yikes.  Lory and I were ready to ride and so were our boys (more than ready after a long trailer ride and being couped up inside overnight).  WE all waited for the sun to come and warm the air, but it was not enough, got to about 8 degrees by noon.  The ride was called.

In  retrospect it was a good call.  We did go out for a short training ride, about 10-12 miles.  We went slow, but with the hills our horses were soon sweaty and their hair simply froze where it was damp.  Double yikes!  We got back in plenty of time to get them warm and dry, but imagine being out till 3pm after a 41/2 hour ride, with the temps plummeting.  It would have been extremely risky.  Besides, Manny kicked off both easy boots (never to be found), we would have had to pull.  If only my beloved Old Macs were legal;-)

It was a fun experience, nice people. Beautiful full moon.  I'll try again next year for sure.  You coming?

Jennifer.

 RENESPONY@xxxxxx wrote:

Hi there,
a couple of friends in our ride group went up to the January thaw 25 miler in
Vermont this past weekend.
They said the ride got canceled when it couldn't reach 10 degrees at 10:30 A.
M.
what a bummer.
I don't believe that I've ever heard of such a thing happening.
I'm sure it was done in the best interest of horses and riders. But it is
Vermont and it is January..........
has a ride ever gotten canceled because it was just too hot?
That seems to be more of a danger, don't you think? 108 degrees 100% humidity
something like that?

RENE

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