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RE: [RC] Blizzard-cold conditions - Ranelle Rubin

Pam,

I am experiencing my first winter caring for horses in snow country as well..tank heater...tank heater..tank heater.

I cracked ice three mornings before I hooked up the heater (had to get the GFI in) and I can tell you, the horses drank more water after it was in...alot more!

Gloves..I bought a pair of Thinsulate lined leather work gloves at the feed store, and love them. If you can't find them where you are, let me know. Reno is not that far, and it would only cost you a few bucks to have them shipped. They were $18.99.

Short hose that I disconnect after each use and hang in the barn so it drains. I have a big Rubbermaid water tank that I only have to top off every few days (Thanks D'Arcy!). I put in the kind of heater that goes into the drain plug, and so far, so good. Temps have been in the teens the last few mornings, and no ice..yeah!

Glad I hung onto my old Sorrel's..they make great "going out to feed" boots now.



Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. ~ John Wayne

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> From: boright@xxxxxxxxxx
> To: gp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [RC] Blizzard-cold conditions
> Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 00:20:00 -0800
>
> And it's plum miserable here as well, in NorCal, close to the Oregon border
> below Klamath Falls. Snowed a foot yesterday, currently -7df...... and will
> likely go down more overnight, the high today was 16df. Even filly is doing
> well, romped with her personal llama in the snow, she's the last of the Fire
> MT babies, 7 months old now.
>
> We've been in NorCal for exactly one year.
>
> Yes, all horses currently eating a LOT, they are amazing, good hay goes a
> long way. Charlie Liskey, a good vet that came from here said the horses
> would thrive, and they are, they are all fat with the local hay. No grain
> here, just good hay and good gut fill, it's all I can really do and they
> seem to be fine. It's me having an issue, a spoiled SoCal implant, that is
> having a difficult time..................to go out in this weather and throw
> that good hay :). As someone told me, no such thing as too cold, only an
> issue of proper clothing, I'm working on it, and coming from SoCal, where I
> spent all my life running around nearly nekkid, this is an experience! I
> have good boots, lots of thermals, lots of gloves that don't really work.
> All my good gloves work just fine, until I need to touch and grab things,
> like the metal clips on the gates, or grabbing the water tanks to dump, or
> grabbing the pokers as we call them to break ice, anytime I grab something,
> the cold radiates thru my gloves. Anyone out there know of good gloves that
> could prevent frostbite at Mt Everest? That's what I really need to make my
> life ok :).
>
> Pam
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> On Behalf Of GP
> Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2008 7:58 PM
> To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [RC] Blizzard
>
> what everyone else said... it's plum miserable here.. in montana..
> trying to stay warm here.. feeding the horses MORE!!!
>
> cid and gazi
>
>
> gp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Our experiences with horses can guide us
> thru the inner landscape of ourselves....
> but only if we are willing to take up the reins
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