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July 2008 Blog Posts (11)

Vermont 100 story is online.


(Easiest not to maintain my stories in TWO places.)

Added by Sharon Levasseur on July 24, 2008 at 8:22am — No Comments

My new horse

My new future endurance horse arrived this past weekend. A handsome yearling who has the sweetest temperment.

Added by Jane Cunningham on July 23, 2008 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Training Ivan to be Great! July 2008


July 2:

I worked with Ivan this evening. He was really in the mood to work! He still won't jump those barrels, but he climbed over them first time I asked him to cross them, so he knows I want him on the other side, at…

Added by Diane Coleman on July 22, 2008 at 8:05pm — No Comments

High Country Splendor

July 22, 2008

The Sierra High Country is splendid!

The wildflowers are amazing!

Becky, Annette, and I rode Grace, Missy and Bandit from Carson Pass, through Meiss Meadows to Shower's Lake today.

It was a beautiful, clear blue sky day! Finally the smoke has cleared from the thousands of wildfires in Northern California. We can breathe and ride again!…


Added by Deanne Del Vecchio on July 22, 2008 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Big Horn '08 by: Noodle

Hee Haw, I'm Noodle & this is my story:

It started at the Shamrock ride a couple of weeks ago. Mom brought my sister Nellie & I to see who she wanted to take to the Big Horn. I didn't know then what I was getting myself into. Nellie always told me, "Mom is crazy", but I didn't believe her.... I know better now.

Anyhow, At Shamrock I got to ride the first day. What a trail! The first loop had so many rocks, that Mom was…


Added by Marirose Six on July 22, 2008 at 1:15am — 6 Comments

Just saying hello

Hello Everyone,

I'm new here and found this website while looking for info about endurance riding. At this moment I am saving up for a horse and slowly searching for a good match for me. I'm still trying to figure out my exact goals, but for now I think that I would enjoy the training for an endurance ride and attempting a short endurance ride. My trainer suggested a 25 mile ride would be a good goal for me. I am going back to her with my mother…


Added by shadow on July 20, 2008 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Stepping Out!

Look at me with my very own blog! How kitchy! What exactly do you do with a blog? I guess it's kind of like a diary to the world?

I grew up in a suburb of Denver, CO as a horse crazy kid. I would peddle my bicycle to the stables each day to muck stalls and clean tack in exchange for lessons. I first learned how to ride saddleseat on American Saddlebred horses. When the stable shut down I began taking lessons at a local hunter/jumper barn…


Added by Sarah Jarvis on July 17, 2008 at 11:39am — 2 Comments

Catching up: Spring and Summer

Somehow, I've quite fallen quite behind on these entries...probably because I'm having more fun having fun than writing about having fun.

Yes, that sentence made sense.

When last we saw our green standardbred mare, she was NOT attending the Milwaukee Rail Trail Ride in Ellensburg WA. The ride is a good one, but not a good choice for a green horse who uses wide…


Added by Aarene Storms on July 16, 2008 at 9:20pm — No Comments

And we're off, sometimes literally!

Its been about three weeks since we've started back to conditioning in earnest. If there were only 48 hours in a day it would be more convenient. Remodeling a house, building a chicken house, building a shop, putting up fences, starting 5 new horses and, oh yes, full time jobs makes for long days. Yes, endurance riders endure.

Most of our rides have been the LSD easing the horses and ourselves back into it type. Down dirt roads, through pastures and woods, around the cemetery, across…


Added by Barry Cole on July 16, 2008 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Nothing to Do but To Do It

"Nothing to it, but to Do It"

A pearl of wisdom one of our guests left with me as she and her friend departed on their continuing hiking adventures in Montana. Just what I needed to hear. Since moving to Montana, G-d has truly blessed

us in our acquisition of 5 count 'em five equines. This from a city girl who's been on a horse all of once in summer camp as a kid. Our herd…


Added by Cid on July 12, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Tough and Tiny

That's what the nurses referred to me as this afternoon as I slowly and creatively type with my newly acquired dislocated pinkie now in splint.

Picture it.. Dan and I are on the last two miles of our ride today part of which encompasses 3 successive hills. At the bottom of the final hill, I'd decided to stop the 'little man' before we proceeded to

ascend at a walk. More to train him that he doesn't…


Added by Cid on July 11, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

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