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September 2008 Blog Posts (4)

My introduction to endurance riding - How I got hooked

In early 2006 I was looking for a special trip to take with my wife, Buff. She loves Italy and she loves horses, so I googled the two and landed on Michelle Dolcetti's website, Toscano Trails. Nicola, his wife, and I exchanged emails until I felt confident that this would be a special, once-in-a-lifetime trip that we would never forget, so I booked the travel. In short, the trip greatly exceeded all expectations. Michelle is an endurance rider for Italy, and this was to be my introduction the… Continue

Added by Tim Floyd on September 30, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Innside Equestrian

From the newbie on the block.

Horses are not just a hobby; they are a lifestyle.

Here's a tip: Any sport that has an extensive lexicon of specialized terminology for equipment is guaranteed to be a financial black hole. Equestrians don't even call it "equipment" we call it "tack", thank you

very much. The tack for the horse begins with a bridle, a saddle, and a

girth to hold the saddle onto…


Added by Cid on September 29, 2008 at 8:34pm — No Comments

Bill finished our living quarters!

OK I'm adding this for those of you who are thinking you'd like to do this but don't know how. Someone on ridecamp mentioned the website: http://todd.redwrench.com as a good how to site for making your own living quarters. All we wanted was to insulate but once Bill saw this website he just got carried away. This will ruin my reputation for roughing it but I suppose I can stand it. :-)

First he "stripped it in" like framing a house. The hardest part of that is making yourself realize… Continue

Added by Angie Mcghee on September 28, 2008 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Back on the Horse

Since my injury a few weeks ago I have been working through a lot of mixed feelings. The ride pictured here really helped put it all back into perspective. I love nothing more as a trainer than when all the pieces come together and one of my young horses finally "gets it". This is Kenlyn Khemotion a smart little 3yo Arab mare just 60 days under saddle. This is her first canter under saddle and I couldn't ask for better! …


Added by Sarah Jarvis on September 12, 2008 at 8:35am — No Comments

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