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D'Arcy L. Demianoff-Thompson
  • 70, Female
  • Orland, CA
  • United States
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Woodside, CA
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I am amazed that it has been 7 years since my automobile accident and how much has changed in my life and my horses lives.

Reading over many posts with friends I do not see on Facebook reminded me there was another way to socialize before everyone got caught up with Facebook.
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I have two saddles that I like. The Freeform and a Bob Marshall.
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0-5 years

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Jay Randle of Australia riding Valentina in Cool, CA March 2008.

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Fireworks Ride Santa Cruz CA 8/2/2008

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Down Time!

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Valentina's Conditioning Ride

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At 1:46pm on September 27, 2009, Lisa Mendoza said…
Hi D'Arcy:

Thank you for the e-mail, sorry it take me sometime to get back to you. I'm not in the habit of checking this site yet. I am riding a friends horse in the 25 next Sat. Oct. 3rd. but am still looking for a horse to lease, a free horse, etc. I used to live in Shingle Springs for 6 years. Do you know Karen with Rainbow Arabians ? She knows me well, started me first arab with her. Hope to see you at a ride soon. Best Wishes, Lisa cell phone, 619-250-9217
At 6:01pm on September 20, 2009, sbreena said…

how nice.where do you ride actually?have you been in my country?
At 8:04am on July 30, 2009, Daryl Downs said…
Hey D'Arcy! I am happy to be here! More importantly, how are you feeling lately?? I hope things are getting better :)

Pictures of Ace and I to come, hes got a 50 mile on August 8th in West Virginia. Should be lots of fun! It's been fun watching him get in shape!
At 5:15am on April 20, 2009, Jay Randle said…
Hope your recovery is swift!! Maybe you could come here to recouperate?? Love you lots...... xxx
At 11:50am on April 19, 2009, Diane said…
Just read about your accident on Ridecamp! I'm praying for your speedy recovery and hoping that you'll suprize the doctors by showing improvement beyond their beliefs! We all know how strong horsewomen are....hope you'll be able to read this and feel positive energy that comes with it. Keep in touch with your endurance family when you can...
At 12:16pm on March 24, 2009, Dr. Amber Erickson said…
Sorry it's taken me a little bit to write back, I didn't realize I had a message!
I guess that as far as cold weather goes, I grew up in North Dakota so I don't think it gets that cold in Wisonsin! I have two horses (including my coming two year old) in North Dakota and they do great out in pasture with good quality hay. They don't even have a real shelter, and I don't blanket. The trick when riding in cold weather is to have good blankets to wick the sweat away once you are done riding. I just watch it when it's very cold, and try not to push them hard enough to get really sweaty. I'm having trouble with all the rain here when it's very cold out! Brrrrr can't wait for "real" summer..........
At 4:33pm on February 4, 2009, Renee Norris said…
Hey there,
gosh I haven't been on my page in a while. I'm planning on getting some rides in this Spring. Haven't figured out which ones yet. Tevis is one for sure in August if it don't fill-up before they get my entry..lol I hate the waiting list anf not knowing if I'm riding or not. But anyhoo whats new with you ??
At 10:33am on December 3, 2008, Renee Norris said…
Love your photos :>)
At 8:57am on August 1, 2008, Diane said…
Hey, that's funny, my gelding Bo Haskim is from Santa Ynez also! Don't remember which farm, I'll have to check that. He's got some strong Polish lines from Skowronek, though. Maybe they were neighbors!

Here's the link for the cooling vests I use.


They are much cheaper than the CoolMedics by far and I don't see that there's any difference. You just soak it and let it dry once before you use it the first time. I got both the Ultra Sport and the Deluxe which has the collar. If it's a hot morning, I start with the Ultra, even dry is ok, until the first water stop, then soak it. The other one I soak and wrap in a plastic bag and send in my crew bag if I want a nice cold one for the vet check. I have poured my water bottle down my back in a pinch on the dog day rides out by myself with no water around! I used my vests at the Malibu Ride, it was about 90 that day and I used the Deluxe from the vet check and it stayed cool all the way back to camp, about 3 hours and it was a dry, breezy, hot day!

I'm gonna check out the elytes you mentioned, sounds quick and easy. I've been using Driven, it's a mix of elytes, L carnitine and some other chemistry to help alleviate muscle soreness from lactic acid and keep up the energy level. Worked great on my last 50, felt better than most of my LDs!! And no soreness 2 days later...

Wish I could go to Fireworks, I've seen photos and some of my friends go, but I can't justify the drive when there are so many rides coming up around here. Gotta get ready for Tejon Ranch, my next 50, yikes.

Here's Bo Haskim (my Wonder Horse) at home after a 30 miler at age 25.


Here's my webshots page if you want to see thousands of pictures of endurance weekends, horse camping and plain old horsing around :)


Yeah, it's an obsession!! Have a great weekend....
At 10:17pm on July 29, 2008, Deanne Del Vecchio said…
Hi Darcy! We did another fantastic ride today ~ the Pacific Crest Trail to Indian Valley!

Sorry I missed you when you were in Tahoe last weekend. Call me next time!

Thursday we're riding to Fallen Leaf Lake, and next week to Spooner/Marlette, etc, and the week after we're doing the PCT to the Forestdale Divide and Twin Lakes. All spectacular riding. ~ I'll post pics on my blog page.

Happy Trails... Deanne, Gabe & Bandit

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