Monday, 17 October 2016

Equestrian Priorities

Saturday morning, our little part of the world was hit with some fairly crazy weather warnings and storm path predictions.





With T minus 4 hours until predicted landfall in our town, my options were:

1. Stay inside and get the flashlights and candles ready
2. Venture out for last minute food, gas, and emergency supplies
3. Fit in one last ride before the weekend went haywire

You can guess what I chose. 


And..what everyone else riding here chose too...this is a small barn and this is maybe half the cars in the parking lot lol
I had a not so great ride, but no regrets about my life choices. Particularly since although the storm did hit us directly, it was way less destructive than forecasted and I only needed to survive about 8 hours without power. Even less than the storm a few days before!

A trip to the barn on Sunday showed a couple of the big trees in the paddock were blown over, but beyond a couple of squished fences, everything there survived just fine. In fact, rather than squished fences, lets look at it as gaining a few xc logs to jump ;)

My ride on Sunday was also not the greatest, Midge was on a storm fueled rampage and was very naughty. I look forward to dressage lesson boot camp tonight!

Survived being in the mouth of the angry dragon storm; possibly because Midge absorbed the anger

19 comments:

  1. OMG it does look exactly like a dragon!! Glad it wasn't quite so vicious tho.

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    1. I saw it posted as 'dragon storm' somewhere and saved it...it looks exactly like a dragon to me too, and it amuses me our little piece of the world is right in his mouth :)

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  2. Ouch- that does look nasty! I know that these sorts of systems get everyone disgruntled, especially equines.

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    1. The horses have been really on edge - falling trees and branches blowing around, not to mention the rain making them want to stay inside all day and not run off any energy!

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  3. I died at the "Survived being in the mouth of the angry dragon storm; possibly because Midge absorbed the anger"
    HAHA

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    1. She's a super hero pony, saving us from the worst of mother nature :)

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  4. Glad the storm wasn't bad!! I always worry for my horses when bad weather comes.

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    1. I always worry too, I'm glad they all stayed safe.

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  5. I loled at the storm filled pony rage

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    1. She absorbs her energy from everywhere, particularly if it's violent or angry ;)

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  6. I was wondering how you were doing over there. Idaho is far enough away that we just had some showers and a little bit of wind!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad it weakened so much once it made landfall.

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  7. Glad the storm wasn't as bad as predicted, and WOOHOO for new logs to jump! LOL at storm-rage-pony!!

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    1. Thank you! SoCal was looking extra appealing :)

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  9. So glad the storm wasn't as bad as predicted!

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  10. So glad the storm wasn't as bad -- but man, that is a REALLY crazy weather pattern!!

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