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Robert H. Sydnor
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  • Fair Oaks, CA
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Profile Information

Fair Oaks, California
VVClassic: Division
VVClassic: Horse#1 Name
"Prince" Registered Arabian name: Shai Amiir AA
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About Me:
Engineering Geologist, with specialties in earthquakes, landslides, active faults, liquefaction, and hydrogeology. I am a member of the American Endurance Ride Conference. My registered Arabian horse is boarded in Granite Bay. I am an A.E.R.C. Trail Master and have served for three years on the Tevis Trail Maintenance Committee.
Number of Horses
Favorite Saddle
Southern Cross Saddle, Australian saddle with poleys made in Brisbane, Australia. This saddle was ridden by "The Man from Snowy River" (=movie title)
Number of Rides you do each year?
Do you follow FEI Endurance?
How Long have you been riding Endurance?
6-10 years

Tevis Flyover for the First Six Miles

Here is a hyperlink to the Tevis Cup, with a flyover using GoogleEarth for the first six miles. My friend Karen Chaton served as the Tevis webmaster and adroitly uploaded this material to make the flyover work. First load the free minimal version of Google Earth, then upload the flyover files, then this will empower the use of these three dozen photos that I took from the saddle.


I encourage all of my AERC friends to take photographs from the saddle of the trail conditions for all sorts of endurance rides. Then carefully edit them, parse them, crop them, and retitle them. Discard the junky or blurred views. Crop away the views with too much blue sky and too much foreground. Finally, you have a suite of informative equestrian photographs with lasting value.

Then: upload these onto www.panoramio.com Then, provide a detailed description of each photo. And finally, plot the photgraphh onto the satellite imagery that is furnished by GoogleEarth. Finally, the photo is anchored to a map and its relevance is now apparent to other equestrian endurance riders.

For working examples, here are about 200 equestrian trail photos:

and....your AERC friends will greatly rejoice with your meaningful photos (as opposed to junky photos with vague information that others utilize.)

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At 8:43am on December 6, 2008, Angie Mcghee said…
Hey Robert.
Glad you liked the book. Keep recommending...it takes about 4 to pay an entry and another 5 or so for gas. :-) My husband's degree is in Geology. He dated a girl whose last name was Rock. Now you have a horse named Granite. What is it with you guys? Great photos by the way.

At 9:19pm on December 3, 2008, Kathy Sherman said…
Hi Bob,

Are you able to get out and enjoy this wonderful fall weather we're having. I sure hope it gets spoiled soon by lots of rain (:>) Folsom looks like a moonscape with so little water in it.


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