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May 2009 Blog Posts (22)

Things Are Lookin Up

Fast forward to the end of May. I'm back to work, finally. Yea! One horse for a spring tune up & two mules needing some work. As for my own, Denny is all healed up & sound again (thanks to the little 'healer' Reno for keeping his wound clean). Monty has been sound, poked a hole in his forearm of the same leg then lame again, healed up & got sound then did something to be REALLY off on his left hind but that seems to be better now. He's back to running with the herd & looking… Continue

Added by Marirose Six on May 30, 2009 at 8:11pm — No Comments

My Longstreet's Charge 50 mile ride

For those of you who won’t read this whole story, just let me say that if you have a chance to ride the Longstreet’s Charge 50 miler in the southeast region, you should do it. It’s a “real” endurance ride with challenging, beautiful, extremely well-marked trails, the best awards I’ve seen in years, friendly vets and a warm, hardworking ride management staff.

A little background…Angie, Jody and I have been emailing and sharing our thoughts on ridecamp for years now. However, we’d… Continue

Added by Cindy Collins on May 29, 2009 at 8:35am — 2 Comments

Owyhee Fandango 2009

Thanks to Roxi Welling and Cody Boysen hauling and caring for my horse across hmmm what? 5 states? I got the opportunity to go to the Owyhee Fandango ride in Idaho. What a thrill!! I decided that Magic and I were ready for our second attempt at a 100. I arrived in Boise Airport on Thursday morning and Roxi picked me up to bring me about two hours out to ridecamp. Ridecamp is at Steph and John Teeters', from endurance.net, place. What a cool little ranch they have. They also live next door to… Continue

Added by Angie Mikkelson on May 26, 2009 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

Just got Back from the Wyoming pioneer ride in Basin WY. Had a great time. I rode Sierra for three days @ 25 mi each. She got best condition the first two days and only missed by 8 points the third d…

Just got Back from the Wyoming pioneer ride in Basin WY. Had a great time. I rode Sierra for three days @ 25 mi each. She got best condition the first two days and only missed by 8 points the third day. There were not very many riders there and I do not understand why. The ride management took very good care of us. They fed dinner lunch and some breakfast items for three days. The trails were marked very well and as far as I know no one got lost. It was in the bad lands of the Big horn Basin.… Continue

Added by Gary R. Brown on May 26, 2009 at 9:12am — No Comments

2009 Longstreet's Charge 50 mile results

Longstreet's Charge 50 miler

42 started 37 finished

Best Condition: Kara Disbrow on Viente Corona

1. Sue Mullen on Forever Noel 5:50

2. Kara Disbrow on Viente Corona (Gooby) 5:52

3. Lynda Webber on BR Jubaleigh (Bailey) 6:04

4. Joni Buttram on Cash Bonus 6:12

5. Gary Sanderson on Galapago Amigo 6:12 1st AHA

6. Josie McGhee on TM Cade 6:15

7. Betsey Knight on Seyvillas Jabar 6:17

8. Louise Wilson on Bonafyed 6:17

9. Beth Allen on… Continue

Added by Longstreet's Charge on May 25, 2009 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

25 Mile results Longstreet's Charge 2009

Longstreet's Charge 25

43 starts 33 completions, 7 more finished but were overtime. Only 3 pulls

Best Condition: Debra Ivey on Raazyl Cha (Tia)

1. Debra Ivey Be Joyful (BJ) 3:17

2. Linda Norton on Nautiki Ku (Tiki) 3:40

3. Ellis Neidich on Bunkey 3:40

4. Geral Hudgins on Midesto 3:41 (cavalry)

5. Kathy Dandridge on Desimir 3:43

6. Melissa Hamilton on Haas 3:46

7. Rachel Neidich on RA Mystic Deed (Rooster) 3:50

8. Chaulsey Chaulton on… Continue

Added by Longstreet's Charge on May 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The wild "Narcisse" on Les Plèiades, Switzerland

We smelled the flowers before we could see them. Des Narcisses - The wild daffodils, are in full bloom this week, millions of them. This special ride is only available for a few weeks of the year and we sure hit it right last night. Our horses did well on the steep 700 meter ascent from our farm. We travelled through the dense forest and out into the sunny alpine parks. There was no question we had arrived. In addition to the

white daffodils, the fields were covered with lush… Continue

Added by Jan in Switzerland on May 21, 2009 at 5:30am — No Comments

Using my Equine Heart Rate Monitor~

Finally have it up & running!! Now what?

I read to take a resting heart rate for 5 or so days, then average it out.

Then??? I've been riding all Winter & currently, several times a week. Anywhere from 5-10+ miles. I trot at least 5 of the miles with a lope here & there... Warming up & cooling down...

Where should the heart rates be? & How long to 'pulse down'???

Any advice would be much… Continue

Added by Christine on May 19, 2009 at 5:22pm — 1 Comment


I am new to Endurance Riding And I really wish there was someone in the Redding California area that would be willing to do Conditioning Rides with, But I can't find anyone willing to teach me what they know. It's a Bummer

Added by Linda Aiello on May 19, 2009 at 11:34am — No Comments

Getting ready for the KY Stampede!

We are working to get the KY Stampede off to a good start. As always, the trail work is the hardest but also the most fun! After the ice storm, that affected so many of our rides in the area, chain saws got a good work out and the Daniel Boone Distance Riders went to it. Mike… Continue

Added by Janice Taylor on May 18, 2009 at 11:52am — No Comments

Greenway CTR

Well, We completed the Greenway CTR 25 today and came away with a third our division and Best Morgan! We had a great time and rode lots of shady trails...Everyone was really nice and laid back. I'm looking forward to next fall when we might get to do a couple more. Maybe I'll even try a 50....maybe.

Added by Tammy on May 17, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Ready or not, here we go

Its off to Washburn Missouri next weekend to do the Jo Tate Memorial. Kinda fitting since that was the last ride I did, 19 years ago. Wow, time flies.

So GRay is going to do the 35 miler Saturday with the plan being to elevator up to the 50 if he's feeling good at 35. It will be a slow and steady for him since this will be his first try.

We're going out for a short ride today, just to keep limber, and as soon as his Renegades get here we'll take a short ride to make sure… Continue

Added by Barry Cole on May 17, 2009 at 8:42am — No Comments

Learned a new skill

I recently lost my farrier. As we all know, it is hard to find a decent farrier. I found one guy who hadn't done horses for a few years and it showed. So then I called another guy who did alright but when it came time to talk about shoeing, he wanted to do a "balanced" trim and use square shoes. I passed on that.

What is a horsewoman suppose to do? I signed up for horseshoeing school, of course. Just finding a school was a daunting task. I didn't even know what would qualify a school… Continue

Added by Odd farm on May 16, 2009 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

February Ride

Well, it's been a long while since I logged on here.

I'm proud to say I did the Withlacoochee 30 CTR in Feb and we won best Rookie Horse and Second in our division. I was very proud of my boy! I did find out he is getting very competetive and I did end up riding with a really nice girl I hope to be able to ride with again sometime. I was able to help a driving friend out with her accident that happened when I was riding along with the drivers and she was fortunately able to continue and… Continue

Added by Tammy on May 12, 2009 at 7:04pm — 1 Comment

Foxcatcher 2009

A bit of a delayed post, but here goes:

Ozzy's first time competing alone.

On Friday afternoon I left work early so Jen and I could ship Ozzy down to Fair Hill, MD for the 2009 Foxcatcher Endurance ride.

The night before, Rob came out to the barn with me, just in case, while I clipped Ozzy. My horse is hairier than any other one I know right now. I was going to give him a trace clip, but wound up just doing his neck, chest, and shoulders. That alone took two and a… Continue

Added by Dominika Nawrot on May 11, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Weed Had His 1st Ride Today!

So, the end of April has brought me 3 out of 4 lame equines. Boo hoo :o( Denny got caught up in some wire & tore up his pastern pretty badly--lame right front. Monty slipped in the mud & apparently pulled his shoulder (couldn't find the abscess that I was hoping for) --lame left front. Finally, Noodle got kicked in the tendon, swelling/heat the 1st night. Cold hose & poultice had it looking & feeling good in the morning, except for that little lump & scratch at the impact… Continue

Added by Marirose Six on May 7, 2009 at 5:18pm — 4 Comments

Arabian Silk: Horses of Endurance

I just completed the documentary, "Arabian Silk: Horses of Endurance". This heart-warming and intriguing film inspects the fastest growing equestrian discipline of Endurance Horse Racing. The story follows Roger, an endurance horse, through his life of racing and illuminates the powerful friendship between him and his rider, Jerry. You are invited to visit the website: www.arabiansilk.com

Added by Christine Lazzarini on May 5, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Falling 101

I've been riding 7 years and can count the number of times i've fallen on 2 hands, and none have caused anything more than sore muscles and couple of bruises, thank goodness (did I just jinx myself?). I think that's pretty darn good. Fall # 9 occurred Sunday. I was cantering my soon to be 4 yr old and she tripped and fell. I landed belly down in a position not too different than if I was trying to steal 3rd base. Thank heaven for freshly graded fluffy arenas! So that little hiccup in our… Continue

Added by Cindy on May 4, 2009 at 9:07pm — 3 Comments

Sand and Sand Burrs at Sand Dunes State Forest, MnDRA I ride

May 2 & 3, 2009

This is the first ride of the year for Minnesota riders, and the weather can be iffy. This year we had fantastic weather with a few sprinkles of rain & a bit of wind on Saturday with temps around 60 and a gorgeous day on Sunday with blue skies, light breezes, and a high in the low 70s. This is a lovely horse camp, but there is one major drawback. It's tiny little thing called a sand burr. They’re about 1/4" long, roughly… Continue

Added by Taryn Dentinger on May 4, 2009 at 7:59pm — 3 Comments

MnDra I, 2009

Minnesota riding season began this last weekend. I felt very confident going into this ride, knowing I had already done a hard 55 at Chicken Chase. I figured MnDra I would be a breeze, except for the dreaded SAND!! Magic felt awesome going out in the morning so I just let her open up her big trot and off we went. We started out mid pack and worked our way through the lead riders and off we went. By the end of the 15 mile loop a friend of mine Char came up on me and we rode pretty much the rest… Continue

Added by Angie Mikkelson on May 4, 2009 at 12:10pm — No Comments

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