Now what?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Since pulling out of the OD100 on my first try a couple weeks back I find my life to be surprisingly normal (slight sarcasm). No long term disappointment holding on… just back to life as usual! No regrets.  My farrier came out. He looked at the bare hoof and wondered whyContinue reading “Now what?”


Saturday, May 20, 2017 Less than a month to go till June 10 when I tack up for a 5:30am start at the OD100. My brain is ticking along and lists are getting made and checked off.  Thankfully riding and conditioning assignments are light in this time window because the amount of mental energy goingContinue reading “Details….”


Monday, January 30, 2017 Back to the details that keep us moving toward 100… which means 50 in just over a month.  My size 3 scoot boots arrived last week and I believe they fit. They are just tight   enough to be snug but not to cause pressure or rubbing.  I love the design.Continue reading “Scoots “

Middle School

Friday, December 30, 2016 Winter has come. Now I’m getting ready for Khaleesi’s second (full) season. I am not completely new to endurance, but I’m far from an experienced rider. I suppose figuratively I’m moving into the awkward middle school years.   This winter I am taking a horse with 5 LD rides and 3Continue reading “Middle School”

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. “

The Irony of Ride Season

Monday, June 6, 2016 … 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”

Bear Hollow Training

Wendesday, June 1, 2016 After two solid weeks off and some shorter rides to get back in the swing- she is rolling on ahead full steam toward our second and more challenging 50.    We did a fun ‘home brew’ LD over the weekend where I loaded up Kahleesi and Faygo in the morning withContinue reading “Bear Hollow Training”

Plan B

Monday, April 25, 2016 Here is my No Frills 2016 recap. We arrived at a decent time on the second day which meant the primary camp was full and we were in the suburbs. The walk to everything is farther- but the flip side was we had a little more space to spread out. TheContinue reading “Plan B”

Moving right along

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 It’s nice to have a run where all falls into place. I will try to remember this the next it all seems to fall apart (realistically you do get both). Since my last post I’ve been riding, studying, researching, working out and processing.    The processing is what I do here…Continue reading “Moving right along”

Winter Speed Ceiling

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 I woke up to snow flurries yesterday morning and temps in the 20s. I figured we’d ridden in worse weather in February so better get out there and get some miles in anyway. Plus there’s no stopping Susan – she doesn’t get cold! Thankfully it didn’t take long for the overnight/earlyContinue reading “Winter Speed Ceiling”