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post #41 of 44 Old 08-07-2012, 09:58 PM
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was looking at JD's ride in Patrick SC, right around thanksgiving, The thought of pulling a horse trailer north through DC baltimore, jersey gives me the heebee jeebies.

A few new walker riders and one new arab rider want me to do the 20 oct sandhills ride, but it is a 35 mile LD,,,, if I do 35 Id rather hang in there for a 50, and I am not going to take emma to a 50 in oct. My friend likes fox catcher and she tends to have me figured out and pretty much gets me to do what she wants eventually. I imagine I will end up there in the spring.
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post #42 of 44 Old 08-08-2012, 06:17 PM
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That sounds like so much fun...

We have a ride over Thksgiving weekend here in the central region that takes place in the hill country, one of the harder places in our area for rides (ups downs elevation changes, LOTS OF ROCKS and switchbacks) but the kicker is, you might be in the 90's on that day or you might be in the 40's. GOtta love TX!

It's a great ride (the TEST ride) to take horses on to see what they are made of but I never choose this ride as a horse's maiden voyage because of the difficulty. For the beginner, I usually head to east TX where it is flat and in the piney woods, or a private ranch with flat trails.

What is your ride like in Patrick SC? Just curious to know what type of terrain you might try for Emma's first. Of course they all are different (horses, I mean) so it is different for everybody...
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post #43 of 44 Old 08-08-2012, 07:55 PM
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Patrick SC, is nearly flat with sand trails. No rocks. I did my first ride there and got turtle award. Some heavy rain over the previous couple days made the trails even easier. I had been warned repeatedly about the soft sand, so I imagine if it is dry it could get worse.
Another ride in the similar region is two weeks earlier. It is also a 2 day ride with nicer camp area, Plus the above mentioned girl has decided I should go to that one. (Broxton SC. ) Guess in my old age I am just getting much more pliable. So Broxton SC mid nov will be Emmas first ride, see how she does and may or may not ride the second day.
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Patrick SC, is nearly flat with sand trails. No rocks. I did my first ride there and got turtle award. Some heavy rain over the previous couple days made the trails even easier. I had been warned repeatedly about the soft sand, so I imagine if it is dry it could get worse.
Another ride in the similar region is two weeks earlier. It is also a 2 day ride with nicer camp area, Plus the above mentioned girl has decided I should go to that one. (Broxton SC. ) Guess in my old age I am just getting much more pliable. So Broxton SC mid nov will be Emmas first ride, see how she does and may or may not ride the second day.
I am looking at the end of September for Comanche's first training ride. We will have to compare notes :).
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