Friday, January 13, 2017

She asked if we could find some mud to train in. 

After frozen ice and snow with a low Sunday night of 3 degrees, the temps rose to almost 60 Thursday with bouts of rain coming through. 

This ridge road was a total mess in spots. After climbing to the ridge (which is a big climb) we chugged through the worst of it at a walk, trotted when we weren’t so deep, and enjoyed the more forested areas where the footing was pretty nice. It took 4 hours to do the 13 miles of out and back – we definitely got in a good training ride! 

The new scoots have just arrived (not in time for the mud ride). I was shocked at how well the old boots (duct tape and vet wrap program) held up even when sucked completely into mud holes. 

I twisted a front renegade about mile 8 and put the muddy thing back on Velcro and all. At that same stop I pulled her into quicksand basically to get on in a good spot at the edge of the trail and as soon as I got on and she pushed herself out of the muck a back boot twisted around. After fixing that immediately we were off and not another loss through more mud and some decent trotting. 

Excited to try the scoots. Report soon!

Published by JaimeHope

Violin teacher and endurance rider living in a rural mountain county - one of the least population dense and without a single stoplight.

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