Words by Daisy, The RB Equestrian Blog Dog on 17/10/2014 18:24:31
So Autumn seems to have arrived with a vengeance with crazy winds and rains battering us this week. My trusty old trainers have been consigned to the cupboard and I've treated myself to a brand new pair of Muck Boots which I'm hoping will keep my feet not only dry but toastie warm. For the last three years I've been desperately trying to preserve a very old pair of Woof boots that are more comfortable than slippers. Sadly the tread has at long last disappeared entirely and they're now pretty much a death trap. I'm not going to throw them away yet though. If the rain stops and we have a nice dry winter (am I delusional?) then I'll get them back out! I haven't beaten Mum's record yet though – she had a pair of Hunters that she kept going for 15 years. This was when they were made in Scotland though – I'm not sure any boots made these days would last that long!
Keeping our horses dry when the weather is awful is a bit of a challenge – not least because they seem to love getting wet. Despite having a lovely open yard with a choice of stables to go in I can guarantee that on the wettest day they will be standing in the middle of the field, heads down, drenched wherever their rugs don't touch. It does make you realise that maybe we worry more about them than we need to!
Talking of rugs – have you entered our Facebook competition this month to win a Bridleway Ontario mediumweight Turnout rug? If not why don't you enter now – you just need to tell us your perfect Halloween costume to be in with a chance. Click on this link here:
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