Saturday, February 11, 2012

Do You Have an Innie or an Outtie?

I'm beginning to believe there is a conspiracy against office workers when it snows two Saturdays in a row.

Several horse events were cancelled today, including our Brent Winston clinic session.   I'm disappointed, but it was a good call.  It is too dangerous to haul a horse trailer and even if the roads were clear, everybody would be miserably cold.

It's a good day to stay inside, but Misty didn't get the memo.

Or maybe she is just ignoring it.

Misty is an Outtie.  She prefers to be outside even in cold, windy, snowy weather.  I don't think we'll even warm up to 20F/-6.6C today.

SaraJane is more of an Innie, often seeking shelter in the barn.  But today she is also an Outtie.

Look behind Misty at the barn.  Do you see what is peeking over that fence?  There are two Outties out there.

Now, I am an Innie and barely lasted outside long enough to snap a couple of pictures because I had to take my gloves off to hold the camera.  I'm going to crawl back under the covers and watch a movie.

Do you have Innies or Outties at your barn?


  1. It depends on the weather for mine. If it's half way decent, they're definitely outies--that includes snow. However, they hate cold rain and will all move in if it starts up.

  2. My Misty is an "innie"--if we don't lock her out in the daytime, she leaves more mess in the stll in 24 hours than the old guy does in a week (he's an "outie"). The girls have the barn as a windbreak, so I only let them in when it's frigid, or cold rain. They're tough!
    I'm an innie, too, most of the time. Doing chores I can usually stay warm enough to enjoy being out, but riding necessitates a little warmer weather--I'm going to try for this afternoon!

  3. Oh how I wish I could be an innie on days like this! It was just miserable here today.

  4. We have an entire herd of outies. They stay out in all weather all day and come in at night. There are various sheds for them in the pastures if they need them though.

    We're at 8 degrees this morning! Brrrrr!

  5. This is such a good advertisement for me not living somewhere cold. I mean really cold - not what we southern Californians at the beach call cold.

  6. It does make a person wonder why horses would choose to be out in cold weather, guess it's just not cold enough for them to take cover.

    Our horses take cover when it's nasty out, with Harmony being the most inclined to stay out.

  7. Apache and I are both Outties...except when it comes to wind...then I become an Innie. I despise the unsettles me. And Apache becomes a wild horse in the wind...only a hand on her neck or cheek will calm her.

    Great post and photos, too.