Testing the Limits

From Iron Mountain 50: Friday, August 26, 2016 7am: I felt the excitement of starting with more than 30 other riders in the morning fog along the New River. That feeling you get when you think ‘I get to ride my horse today!’ only times 100 because you are embarking on a 50 mile adventureContinue reading “Testing the Limits”

Capaill Uisce

Thursday, August 25, 2016 So far this trip has been the smoothest of my ride weekends. I feel a slight forboding as it’s been a little too easy somehow.       I got to the barn and found Khaleesi and Faygo both right at the gate in the early pre-dawn glow (their cycle is usually to beContinue reading “Capaill Uisce”

Dream it. 

Friday, July 29, 2016 I thought the last post would be the final for July but this evenings little 4.25 mile ride deserves mention. First Nette and friends created a custom felt shim pad for me from a template of Pam’s to pull the front of my saddle up just a touch.  We’ve established thatContinue reading “Dream it. “

Why we do it. 

Friday, July 15, 2016 I recently read an endurance news article about “Why we do it” regarding this whole endurance riding business. The article talked about the spirit of adventure and what drives men (women of course included in the generic human term) to strive for great feats.  The famous quote about why climb Everest?Continue reading “Why we do it. “

The in between 

Monday, July 12, 2016 What on earth has green been up to lately? We are taking a little time mid-summer to not march incessantly toward our goals… Enjoying the ride so to speak.  After the OD Khaleesi got a solid two weeks off. I’m happy to report that poulticing and wrapping her legs and maybeContinue reading “The in between “

Empty the Trash

Monday, June 26, 2016 Somehow I’ve picked up a clog in my system. I have a feeling it’s been building from a slowing of the flow to an all out blockage and after that happens the trash starts to accumulate.  I can rationalize the clog is not worth keeping- but nothing I try casually seemsContinue reading “Empty the Trash”

Love in a Rectangle

Thursday, June 23, 2016 Twelve days after the OD 50 and Khaleesi’s rear joints are almost back to no fluid at all. The first time they filled last fall it took a few weeks for them to go down so this is good improvement. I hope building her fitness, continuing to work and rest herContinue reading “Love in a Rectangle”

Leadership Material

Saturday, June 18, 2016 We’re back in rest & recovery mode; I have put in a little groundwork time, some attention to Faygo and even got one of the farm horses out for another fitness ride so he’s ready when ‘mom’ returns to ride him this summer. Oh- and I’ve gotten some gardening and paperworkContinue reading “Leadership Material”

Every Little Thing

Monday, June 13, 2016 It was the Old Dominion (I had never heard of Tevis) that first captured my imagination of riding 100 miles through an article in a local electrical co-op magazine. The ride is nicknamed the Beast of the East and of the riders I’ve met (a very limited sampling) who’ve ridden bothContinue reading “Every Little Thing”

The Irony of Ride Season

Monday, June 6, 2016 …..so wait a minute. Let me do the math here… I spend all winter riding my horse as much as possible even when it’s not fun and then we finally come out of the cold and get into ride season, and if I do one 50 mile ride per month withContinue reading “The Irony of Ride Season”