Training the Mind of the Horse and Rider

Training the Mind of the Horse and Rider
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter Sunset

The horses are standing quietly today, in the very brisk 10 degree morning temp.

The outside arena is covered with snow.

The pine trees are standing quiet, laden with snow. Without a breeze, the snow lays heavy in the brough.

The view from the deck is very pretty. Everything so white and clean.

The measuring stick only showed a little under 7 "

But as I was walking through the snow, it seemed a lot more than 7". More like 9". What a workout.
Yesterday, the morning temp was in the 20's.

But today we woke to 4 degrees, and it's to be in the minuses tonight. Brrr

The sun sets, while all is quiet.

While I walk back to the house, through the treeline after taking pics of the sunset last night, I snap this picture.

And as I view the pic through the viewfinder, I realize how pretty it is out here. Looking at the house and part of the barn through the trees, I'm seeing this through different eyes. I sure love the trees, and wooded areas, even though I only have a tree lined acreage. This makes me appreciate what I have and makes me remember what I grew up with.
I find the peaceful quiet of the snow very relaxing. I hope you do, too.


Christine said...


Rising Rainbow said...

I think snow is beautiful but working in it sucks. If I could take the day off and enjoy it, we'd get along fine together but with 30 horses to care for in the stuff, I can't wait for it to be gone. I do however love the pictures I've taken of my place covered in snow.

Your place looks beautiful and your horses content.

Redneck Geologist said...

I love the snow. It can be a pain but I try to think of it as I did when I was a kid although sometimes that is hard to do. It isn't hard to appreciate its beauty though.

Horses Are Our Lives said...

Christine, thanks!

RR and RG, I love the snow too. and I agree, taking care of horses is no easy task when there is snow on the ground.

There is a beauty in the scenery though!


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