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January 2009 Blog Posts (25)

Very cold, windy ride

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Took a short (less than six miles) ride today and although the temperature was 40 degrees, it was VERY cold. The wind was just howling and a cold front was starting to move in. Keith rode Jack and I rode Amara. We had another "cow training" session with my mare. She is afraid of the bulls that winter on the… Continue

Added by Cindy Collins on January 31, 2009 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

Endurance hitting the "map"

http://www.comcast.net/slideshow/news-toppix0126/31/

Added by Karen Wickens on January 31, 2009 at 7:41am — No Comments

Timber race





My wifes Family farm, We host two timber races, We enjoy going down and running around the course for some of our training ride, I will be doing some of my VV Ride as well ,lots of fun

Added by Larry on January 28, 2009 at 4:40am — No Comments

I'm going to Longstreet's Charge :)

I'm so exited! Angie, Jody, Josie and Joni are going to host our "southeast" adventure. I just bought my plane ticket, so I'm really going. Angie has plans for me to ride either Seven or a new horse she's getting this weekend. I have wanted to meet these ladies face to face and ride with them for YEARS. Dreams do come true :) Cindy in Wyoming where it's 5 degrees below zero right now

Added by Cindy Collins on January 26, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Riding Red in the deep snow - January 19, 2009

It's finally warmed up enough to get out and ride a little. Here in northern Minnesota, winter riding (if you don't have an indoor arena) is on an opportunity-only basis. The roads are generally ice & snow covered, or, if there is clear pavement, the snowbanks are so… Continue

Added by Taryn Dentinger on January 19, 2009 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Monday, The Bronc Princess Rides Again

HPIM1009.JPG Kara & Sunny near the Lower Quarry Shortcut



HPIM1015.JPG Kara & Sunny on Lower Quarry Rd…



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Added by Kara on January 19, 2009 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Sunday, a spin around the trees on Stuey

With only an hour of daylight left, I rushed home to tack up Stuart. I haven't ridden this big lug in a few weeks and it shows.... in his belly :).



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The view through Stuey's cute black-tipped ears that I don't see often enough these days…



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Added by Kara on January 19, 2009 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Sunday, on Cricket with Sky on Trink

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Added by Kara on January 19, 2009 at 8:12pm — No Comments

VV Classic Loop1 (2009)

This is a scan from a map of the trail:

5BrooksCrop.pdf

Here should be the .kmz file.

5Brooks13.5.kmz

Added by Robin Everett on January 19, 2009 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Mon VV Classic

2 rides today. The first & longest with Monty. Up to the north 80 & around.



North 80.kmz





The 2nd, with Noodle. Just something to get a few more miles before sunset.…



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Added by Marirose Six on January 19, 2009 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Sun VV Classic

Gary & I went out again today. Went to the state land across the road.across the road.kmz

Added by Marirose Six on January 18, 2009 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Day one, Sunny & I back on the trail

Sunny had a miniscule amt of heat in his right fore after a ride a few weeks ago, so he's had some time off. Obviously I'm taking it cautious bringing him back to work, so we won't be breaking any speed records with our VV ride entry this weekend :). Turtle award aspirees... look out!





It was a glorious day, after the fog lifted this morning and the temps got above freezing. By the time I headed out to ride it was probably in the 50's… Continue

Added by Kara on January 17, 2009 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Sat 2009 VV Classic

Yea, I got to ride! The temp got into the 40's again today, so all the snow & ice were melting.Rode with Gary Heemstra. Took him on the northeast trail.northeast trail.kmz

Added by Marirose Six on January 17, 2009 at 3:05pm — No Comments

2009 VV Classic

Since I was in need of a little motivation I decided to participate in this virtual ride. Well, it worked! Yesterday it was 29 degrees with a stiff wind and there I was riding out on the trail! Got a little over 8 miles in on Blue and we had a blast! One thing I realized as the wind was whipping and things were blowing around was how far Blue and I have come as a team especially since doing a couple of 100s last year. In the past I wouldn't have made it out of the yard on this spooky Arab of… Continue

Added by Nancy Sluys on January 16, 2009 at 5:22am — No Comments

Welcome To Friday

Nancy's path.kmzFriday is the first day of the weekend in Egypt so it's the first day of my heavy working days. My first set of clients today were a couple of high school girls who come to ride every weekend. Neither of them are the most courageous riders, although Nancy rides one of my more difficult horses, Dooby. We did an easy round along… Continue

Added by Maryanne Stroud Gabbani on January 16, 2009 at 4:06am — No Comments

test

WildGinger.kmz




ride from a few weeks ago

Added by Kara on January 16, 2009 at 1:23am — No Comments

Gimps and Newbies

Having recently pulled a muscle in my leg, I decided to introduce Hannah to VV endurance with a really "easy" ride. Well, at least in terms of speed. We went out and walked for almost two and a half hours because I couldn't handle anything faster without causing more damage to the already sore spot. We… Continue

Added by Maryanne Stroud Gabbani on January 15, 2009 at 1:51pm — 2 Comments

First day of VVClassic 2009

I've been looking forward to this! Hopefully I'm not making excuses, but I don't plan on riding today. It's almost 1:30PM & it's only 3 degrees- with wind chill, it feels like minus 9! Not only is that unhealthy for me, but I don't believe the equine would have much fun in it either. So, I will have to see about tomorrow. They say it should reach 29 degrees, I'm looking forward to it!!

Good luck to all the others, I admire your gutts if you're braving such temps! Look forward to… Continue

Added by Christine on January 15, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

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