Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Weather Woes

Will this wet weather ever cheer up?
Surely I can't be the only person to be totally fed up with the almost incessant rain and wind!

At this time of year, I can only ride the horses at weekends and it's always so miserable!
I did manage a day's hunting a couple of weeks ago in dry weather but then we got hammered with a terrific hailstorm! Typical Devon weather!
I rode back to the trailer through a beautiful private estate in the late afternoon sun and I was reminded just how lucky we are to live in this beautiful part of the world. When the sun shines, you just can't beat the Westcountry.

By the time I got back to the trailer the sky was black and I was frozen so I drove home in the pouring rain looking forward to a hot shower!!

I went to ride Brown Horse recently only to discover a hideous skin complaint under his thick winter coat so I had to clip all his hair off to get to the problem and treat it. This was caused by all the rain we have been having and it has caused a fungal/bacterial infection mostly on his back but he has it on his shoulders and neck as well.
Thankfully it is beginning to clear up but he really doesn't appreciate having to have a medicated bath when it's cold and miserable! I feel the same!

Last weekend there was a gap in the rain but it was very windy so I thought the best place to walk the dog would be a local site which is really exposed but has lovely views......
Unfortunately I couldn't see the views for the mist and almost got blown away by the wind!
The dog had a nice time though!

I'm dreaming of clear, sunny, crisp winter mornings when you have to wrap up really warm. They make me happy - especially if I'm out riding my horse! 

Are you dreaming of nice weather?

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