The 2008 Old Dominion 100 mile Endurance Ride- Nancy & Blue’s Story
For years I have talked and dreamed about doing a 100 mile endurance ride and especially the Old Dominion. The stars just have never lined up for me to do one due to scheduling of my real life or horse issues but this past weekend my 100 mile…Continue
Several years ago we bought some land adjoining the Jefferson Notional Forest near Fries, Virginia. It connects to litteraly hundreds of miles of trails. I spend as much time up there as I can (which wasn't too much last year with the foal arriving!). You can really get a lot of conditioning done since which ever way you go there is a mountain to climb.
The other weekend I did about a 30 mile loop which included part of the New River Trail. It was great because it had all kinds of…Continue
Yes, I'm a barefooter! My horses have been barefoot since 2001 and I trim them all myself as well as some for friends. At the time I found barefoot all my horses had some kind of lameness due to bad shoeing except Rose who would kick any farrier that tried to nail a shoe on. We just don't have any good farriers in my immediate area so I had to take matters into my own hands! At this time they are all sound and doing trails without steel. I am not totally against shoes I just don't find them…Continue