I would like to assist with getting some well deserved recognition for 2 good Samaritan riders. I was in the 50 mile ride at Mt. Diablo and some where around the 5 to 6 mile point of the ride I got dumped as my horse and I had a "fight" - she thought I was going too slow and I lost the fight. Anyway, 1hr and 10 mins later while following the trail back towards camp I came upon the most wonderful sight. A pack of ladies were escorting my horse to me! They were riding in the 30 mile distance and… Continue
Added by Gordon Frazier on June 30, 2009 at 12:48pm —
We got back from the Strawberry Fields endurance ride Sunday night about 7pm. It was a beautiful place to have a ride in the Uinta NF of UT. However the weather did not cooperate, it rained every day except Friday and part of Saturday. Sierra and I was able to complete 2, 25mi rides one on Friday where we finished 11th out of 29. Saturday we finished somewhere near the top but it was raining so hard we never found out our placing. Sierra is becoming quite and endurance horse. We had a great… Continue
Added by Gary R. Brown on June 22, 2009 at 10:39pm —
The inaugural Valles Caldera Ride held this past weekend, June 20th, was truly amazing. Riders came from as far away as Kansas to ride the area which is a National Preserve, and until this year was not open to endurance riders.
You can see the Valles Caldera on your right as you top the rise coming down Highway 4 approximately 18 miles west of Bandelier National Monument and Los Alamos, New Mexico. The bowl-shaped, green sweep of meadow dotted with tree-topped lava domes under big… Continue
Added by Susan Smith on June 22, 2009 at 11:32am —
Added by Karen on June 20, 2009 at 9:39pm —
What is it they say about best laid plans? I had a plan for this spring and summer, which was to get new horse #2, (just turned 4) Hula Mayya, plenty of trail time. My goal was to get confident and comfortable riding her (eventually) alone on the trails. Get her used to other horses trotting past and cantering away. And get her IN SHAPE. Of course this would go smooth as silk and we'd hit our first easy peasy LD ride in the fall on some lovely flat Illinois trails.
But if you live in… Continue
Added by Cindy on June 15, 2009 at 8:40pm —
I just wanted to update everyone about my documentary "Arabian Silk". It has been accepted by the Reno Film Festival and will be showing on Saturday, June 20th at 1:30 pm at the KNPB studio on North Virginia, Reno Nevada, along with "Living in the Big Empty". For more info you can go to arabiansilk.com The film follows the Virginia City 100, the only ride that starts at a saloon and ends at a cemetery.
Added by Christine Lazzarini on June 14, 2009 at 8:55am —
It was certainly interesting....I was really looking forward to our first 50 of the season after so many years off due to injuries. Got in nice and early on Friday and Splash was super mellow, ate well, actually lay down to sleep overnight (yay!) and was feeling great at the start of the ride. Things were looking up.
Then 7 miles in (and thank god we were already at the top of the mountain, had literally just finished and turned off onto the ridge) I notice something's wrong, like… Continue
Added by Katie W on June 13, 2009 at 6:51pm —
I'm new to AERC and recently lost my ride to events. My horse has been out of conditioning for about three weeks now, but my goal is to get him back to competing by the end of July. My problem is I don't have a truck and trailer. I can borrow various trailers, but no trucks. I'm in central Jersey and was wondering if anyone had suggestions on how to tackle my newest dilemma...
Added by Dominika Nawrot on June 9, 2009 at 1:50pm —
It snowed about 4 inches of wet, heavy snow last night and this morning. Last Saturday it was in the 80s and I thought I was having a heat stroke! Luckily, it finally warmed up to the low 40s this late this afternoon and the snow is, mostly, melted. I've been thinking of the Ft. Howe endurance riders all day cause they were out riding in this. However, from the photos Merri has up on ridecamp, it looks like they didn't get as much snow as we did. Still, you know they are cold and wet. Cindy
Added by Cindy Collins on June 7, 2009 at 8:33pm —
Here I go again. I never set out to be a rescue person but it seems to be happening to me. I rescued my boy 7 two years ago and he's doing well but sometimes just doesn't seem to suit *me*...kind of like having to wear somebody else's style clothes instead of your own, so I have just been keeping my eyes open and looking at the photos of horses my friends have gone to check out.
So, a while back Kara Disbrow in TN who was on the great horse hunt writes me and says she… Continue
Added by Angie Mcghee on June 5, 2009 at 9:00pm —
GRay was ready. I was almost ready. The hoofware was most assuredly not!
The Jo Tate Memorial was good fun and an excellent trial for our hoof boots. As I told Dr. Self when we were vetting in the evening before the ride, we were breaking a cardinal rule of endurance riding trying some new boots that we hadn't worked with at home.
We had used easyboots at home and had done quite well with them on the back feet (easyboot epics w/ gators) but had not been able to come up… Continue
Added by Barry Cole on June 4, 2009 at 1:56pm —
It all started when I was 12 yr old and I got my first horse, a purebred arabian filly. I rode that horse through highschool, college and eventually sold her to a loving family who could take care of her when I couldn't. As fate would have it, she was returned to me a few years ago and I began my trail riding and wanted something more.
I was pregnant at the time, but I still rode my mare because she was the smallest of all the horses and I figured if I fell off it wasn't too far.… Continue
Added by Sarah Featherstone on June 2, 2009 at 1:42pm —
Packing up for Fort Howes and wishing for NO rain on weekend cause I wanna see the scenery, well as much I can depending on Cai's mood on the trail ;-0.... Hope to meet some of you Ridecamp/Facebook buds! Continue
Added by Mary Boulware on June 2, 2009 at 10:30am —