Yep, that's me - Impervious Woman - out on a horseback ride on a frosty winter morning. Let's catalog the apparel, shall we...wind proof hat, windproof face guard, wind proof fleece gloves, insulated coverall layered over toasty fleece and down, and wool lined pack boots! Mmmm, warm. Because while horses are arcticly adapted, I'm not. But it's so worth it to go outside and play. The blanket of new snow makes everything look fresh, it's fun to watch your breath fog the air (not so fun with glasses when you come inside, though), and I love the squelch of the snow under my horse's hooves. And the dogs become puppies again, romping about, taking snow baths, and snoofing vigorously whenever they run across rabbit tracks. And best of all is my reward when I get home - happy horses, tired dogs and....hot chocolate!
Hi! My name is Dawn. I've been caring for horses for over 33 years now. The list is quite long - cutting horses, dressage horses, reiners, jumpers, endurance, trail, ranch and roping horses and large strings of guest ranch horses. I've been an equine vet tech for over 6 years, a breeding manager and horse trainer for close to twenty years, and a wrangler/trail guide for 15 seasons. Somehow I'm younger than the total of all those numbers..but then that's horses for you. They give back more than they take.