The Search for a Saddle

Week of October 19th …. continued saga of finding the right saddle…. I took a lovely ride with friends along the Jackson River borrowing my friend’s Synergist endurance saddle [this one not for sale]. Synergist saddles are all about the custom fit- for the person and the horse. They even will send you a mold […]

Post Season

Monday, October 19, 2015 Our first season is now behind us and it’s a mix between the letdown of anticipation and activity and a more relaxed feeling of enjoying the ride without training goals in the forefront. I sometimes just go to the barn to bring apples and love and the girls must know because […]

Part 2: What it’s all about

Monday, October 12, 2015 Ride time for the open 25 mile was much later than I’d liked (9:30am) because that puts us riding in the warmest part of the day. It had been cool for the past week and our final training in the rainy chill had been great. It was Faygo I was thinking […]

Part 1: Base camp, volunteering, and saddle fit

Sunday, October 11, 2015 We arrived in base camp Wednesday afternoon and unloaded camp. It was great to have all 3 of us to handle horses, gear, hauling water and throwing hay and we were set up pretty quickly. Just as we sat down for a drink and snack an unfamiliar guy pulls over in […]

The Kitchen Sink

Monday, October 5, 2015 This blog seems to be a kitchen sink kind of entry as it’s forming very loosely in my mind. We’ve had some pretty ugly weather in the past week. Storms off the coast and other weather fronts have socked us in with some rain, wind and cooler temperatures. Thankfully some sunshine […]

Get it done

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 September has been a tough month to balance. Work has kicked into gear with early fall activities that keep me organizing, teaching, rehearsing (driving all around the area) and communicating at a good clip. I am grateful that Khaleesi is in shape right now and just needs some maintenance riding to […]

The little things

Monday, September 21, 2015 Khaleesi has had a well deserved break, and Faygo and I have taken a few rides- a little alone time together, and some trail clearing and riding fun with Nancy and Mireyah. It’s been forever since we’ve ridden with them and that was a great ride. We got off and clipped […]

The Big South Fork

Monday, September 14, 2015 I was on the fence about this ride. I worried about the long drive. I worried that we would drive all that way for a miserable ride in the pouring rain and lightning. I worried that I have too much to do to give three full days to this self-indulgent hobby […]

Needs improvement.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Our official grade at the end of the Iron Mountain ride was an “A-“. I am so pleased that Khaleesi and I completed┬áthe ride, finished in time, healthy, and in good spirits even if we were close to the back of the pack. I took a few days to just bask […]

8 feet on the ground

From Friday, August 28, 2015 With everything loaded in we hit the road on Thursday and though my poor truck was loaded down, we made it to Ivanhoe mid-afternoon to set up camp on the New River. It was the first big weekend for my new trailer which is so nice to have! My truck […]