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July 2009 Blog Posts (19)

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Added by Laborde Anne-Sophie on July 28, 2009 at 8:50am — No Comments

The Long Horse Ride group

Please join my group at http://www.my-endurance.net/group/thelonghorseride Everyone welcome!

Added by Megan Lewis on July 27, 2009 at 5:49am — No Comments

Birthday suprise- A NEW horse trailer!

Every girls (horse girl's) dream come true is a nice horse trailer and truck to haul your horses in. At least it was my birthday wish for the past 15 years.

If you recall from my previous posts, I had a older stock gooseneck trailer that needed an upgrade. It is older, been repainted, but was still an open trailer than needed some TLC.

My precious and dear husband has heard me complain the last 3 years about how we needed a new one and all the problems it had. We shopped… Continue

Added by Sarah Featherstone on July 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

A Salutary Tale

Counting down till Thursday, which is when I fly back to China to continue with the Long Horse Ride. Wutzala of the Chinese Equestrian Association told me he was going to organise a press conference and party for the weekend, and I assume we will travel back to Guyuan (where I fell off and we left the horses) at the beginning of next week.

He also invited me to take part in an endurance race in Inner Mongolia in a couple of weeks time - all expenses paid and horse provided. It was… Continue

Added by Megan Lewis on July 26, 2009 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Hotter Than Hell, Lake Oolagah Ride

First a big Thanks to Susan Young for putting on this ride and a HUGE Thanks to Dr. Baldwin for letting them move the ride to his ranch when the trails at Lake Oolagah became unusable due to flood control. Dr. Baldwin invited us up to the house to swim in the pool after the ride was over. Wow, now that's the way every ride should end the day.

Hotter Than Hell it was not with temps hovering in the upper 80s. Who'd of thought in the middle of July we'd be seeing 50s in the morning.… Continue

Added by Barry Cole on July 24, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Equithotic Horse Sneakers

I am trying to find Someone in The Redding, Red Bluff Ca Area that have used these or a Horse Shoer if any one knows someone Thanks Linda

Added by Linda Aiello on July 23, 2009 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Back to China

After my accident in April when I snapped my collarbone, broke 6 ribs and punctured a lung, I am now almost fully recovered, if a touch creaky, and will be flying out to China on July 30th to continue with the Long Horse Ride www.thelonghorseride.com . I have now fortuitously been sponsored by Kanteq http://www.kanteq.com with their new… Continue

Added by Megan Lewis on July 16, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Ride entry

Jr wanted to give his ride entry back to the Tolemans, to be given away at convention. Hopefully some one new coming to the ride will get it.
Jeranette you and your family are tops. You put on a wonderful ride. I take my hat off to your vets also. Jr and I had a wonderful time. I don't know what kind of trouble, Trouble got into at the ski lodge. I never heard of any thing so I'll leave it at that.
Thankyou Jeanette& Tom, and family for the good time Tim, Jr, and Trouble

Added by tim french on July 16, 2009 at 2:34pm — No Comments

The Mustang Diaries

In March I adopted a Mustang online. It wasn't just any Mustang, it was a Sulphur Mustang from a special herd in Utah. I had fallen in love with this strain a few years ago when I went to look at a Sulphur stallion for sale. They are similar to the Kigers and are 90 some percent pure original Spanish Conquistador horse. He is a silver grulla with zebra striped legs and a black mane and tail with blonde streaks. As far as I know, no one has ever competed one in endurance. I hope to be the… Continue

Added by Judy Houle on July 15, 2009 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

BH 100 mile ride, 09

On Wednesday, we marked the five-six miles of canyon on the trail. This is my favorite section of the trail and I try to mark it for ride management every year. While the ride expected to have fewer folks than last year when Tevis had to cancel, it is horrible that only six people entered the 100 miler (12 in the 50 miler and three in the 25). Anyhow, the trail was gorgeous. The supper Friday night was wonderful: pulled pork with all the fixings, plus HOME MADE PIES! Sunday morning we had… Continue

Added by Cindy Collins on July 15, 2009 at 2:52pm — 1 Comment

Sandhills Stampede- July 11th Ride

I wasn't sure I would get to go, my horse was stung on his back a few days prior to the ride. So I figured I wouldn't make it. I decided to ride that morning, which probably wasn't a good idea (on a different horse). Everything was telling me not to go, but I wanted to and I had planned for this for a long time.

That afternoon I decided I was going. My horse was ok and I was too. I got there at 5:30pm, vetted in (all A's and an A- on gut sounds- was told to make sure he drinks… Continue

Added by Sarah Featherstone on July 14, 2009 at 1:24pm — 1 Comment

Big Horn Or Bust? More Like Big Horn Despite Bust--by Nellie

Mom loaded me into the trailer at 2:30 on Friday afternoon for the 4 1/2 hour trip to the Big Horn ridecamp. At 11:30 we rolled into camp & I finally got to get out of the trailer. You see, I had a trailer endurance ride before the actual endurance ride. About 6 miles out of Buffalo the oil pump went out on the truck. At least it wasn't a super hot day.

Here's me watching trucks whiz by on the side of the highway.…


Added by Marirose Six on July 13, 2009 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

A week riding in Italy, regione Piemonte, Cuneo

We decided to take our horses with us this year to Italy on a bit of vacation while our children, who are dancers, attend one of their many obligatory summer dance courses. The idea was they dance during the day, we ride during the day. Well, after several weeks of stressing through all of the paperwork, deposits, vet exams, passports and health certificates and the pre-visit to customs, we loaded up and headed up the Alps to cross over into Italy through the Grand St. Bernard. Crossing into… Continue

Added by Jan in Switzerland on July 13, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

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Added by Tamara Stewart on July 12, 2009 at 7:43pm — No Comments

Nice weather & plenty of gnats for Mosquito Run

This ride is historically one where the beastly heat is the major challenge for the weekend. The past few years it has been near 100 degrees all weekend. Not so this year! We lucked out with very reasonable temps, in the low 80s and moderate humidity. The trails are nice, with good footing, a mixture of woods & fields, and some gentle hills. There are typically many trail riders later in the day, but on the early loops we see deer, turkey, frogs, water birds like herons & ducks in the… Continue

Added by Taryn Dentinger on July 6, 2009 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

The Cosminator!

What a great day in north eastern PA to get out for a conditioning ride. Humidity was low, temps were in the 80's. A nice breeze was blowing. I saddle up Cosmo to see how he handled the trail barefoot. I had his shoes pulled about 2 months back and am doing the barefoot thing with him.

He is coming along nicely, and I got some Epics for his fronts for the tougher rides. I didn't use them today as I was planning a ride on good footing. And so he would wear them down a little… Continue

Added by Cheryl Miller on July 5, 2009 at 5:13pm — No Comments

Breaking My Back - One Year Anniversary

The story begins with a new horse. I purchased Shadowfax when he was 3 with 30 days under saddle. I learned pretty quickly that this means absolutely nothing. I spent the first year with both of us learning ground skills. After he turned 4, I was ready to get him out on the trail.

Trail time and general conditioning went so well that I decided to take him to his first 25 mile competition in June. I honestly wanted to know if I had a solid endurance horse. He excelled and I came home… Continue

Added by TJ Vore on July 3, 2009 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

Your Horse Should Have Been Born a Cat

"Your horse should have been born a cat," is what my coworker said when I told her of Zoey's latest ailment. "She is definitely the wrong species. She should be a pampered lapcat, that lives in a constant temperature with filtered water to drink and only exists to be doted on and adored."

Why would she 'dis my horse like that? Zoey is one of those horses that has a veterinarian on retainer. You know the kind - always finding a way to get sick/injured/allergic. On stall rest more often than… Continue

Added by Cindy on July 2, 2009 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

So I finally found a horse! When do I get to "ride endurance"?

I tried several horses out, some old, some young, some registered, some not.

I settled on a 4 1/2 yr old "unbroke" gelding. Sounds fantastic right! So the past 3 months I have been breaking and training my youngster. He had been started as a 3 yr old then not riden for about a year.

Naptime at my house is 1-4 pm (sometimes stretching it til 5 if I am really busy). Perfect time to devote to training horses. I set out with my 2 baby monitors on my hip and spend some quality… Continue

Added by Sarah Featherstone on July 2, 2009 at 8:20am — 1 Comment

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