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    Hey all,

    We're up here in NY freezing our tails off and want some ideas for snowy training sessions. Currently, I have about 2ft of snow on the ground and icy streets. I get nervous on pavement that my dog could injure himself when sliding in for a bumper.

    Anyone have some things they like to do during the winter to keep you and the dog busy? I feel like I've been swamped with work and lost some creativity for training. We could use some inspiration!

    Thanks!
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    Make friends with girls who do dressage and 3 days.
    They've got indoor arena's big enough to at least do little drills.
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    Bob, I'm in the same boat. Not alot you can do. I took the snowblower into the backyard and blew a 100' trail about 20' wide just to throw some short singles. its not much, but does give my blf some exercise. I also train 1 time a week at my local pros gun club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breck View Post
    Make friends with girls who do dressage and 3 days.
    They've got indoor arena's big enough to at least do little drills.
    Hey Breck,
    Do you know of one around here that would br receptive to it ?

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    Indoor dog training arenas that do agility. Great place to do WW!! Use the jumps to do a "NO, NO" drill or just have fun.
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    Hi John,
    I’m out of the loop so can’t put you in touch with anyone specific. However try these places.
    There are a number of serious equestrian farms around King Ranch and Hannum’s where we train. Coatesville, Unionville, West Grove, Kennett, area surrounding New Bolton center and Cochranville.
    Many are snowbirds like dog trainers and are down in FL for the winter so arenas not being used much. May be tough to find out who’s who or where. ???
    Bruce Davidson’s Chesterland at top of hill on 82 Unionville would be a good place to drop in and ask. He was married to Hannum’s daughter. Let me use 1000’s of acres. Has nice arena. Would probably give you names of places open to letting you in.
    Fat Chance Farm Rt 82 across from cattle ranch. I used her land near King Ranch, never ask about her indoor place.
    Don’t know name but there is a farm with indoor near just left on 82 Doe Run where Newark Road ends.
    M & M Equestrian, Honey Brook Indoor Arena
    For down in MD try Hassler Dresssage at Riveredge, Chesapeake City, MD Indoor Arena (I think these folks also own Silver Spur where Centennial Trial is held)
    beyond that I don't know. Once you get in with someone can probably find out more.
    cheers
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    we have been sitting on the couch for awhile..... Not much you can do when theres a foot of snow on the ground and the temps have been -15 to 15 Havent seen temps in 30's for month+!
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    I'll have to do some digging and see if I can find a horse arena. Tired of being bored and seeing a bored dog. Thanks everyone
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    use snowshoes they pack the snow down and set up double T or pack snow down where you want marks to fall it's bitch when bumpers get buried under the snow bought 16 orange canvas dummies.The walking a lot easier with snowshoes lets prey for a early spring and some soft water.

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    I've never tried it but the people in Alaska talk about training on plowed, snow covered parking lots. Always sounded like a good idea.
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