Big South Fork Sept 6 & 7th: Anyone else going to be there? It'll be my first 'real' ride, got all registered with AERC and everything, planning on the LD. Would love to see some friendly HF faces there, or just hear your advice on what (not) to do our first ride. My plan is just to finish.
Neither my horse nor I have been competitors at an LD or endurance ride before, so I figured the LD would be a good way to get our toes wet and make sure my horse isn't one who checks out and stops having fun at mile 29. So far, 19 miles at a slower pace over tough footing left me with a horse who looked and acted like we hadn't even ridden yet that day, and he's great at eating and drinking, so I'm reasonably confident that we'll be good for the distance.