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        11-12-2012, 02:31 AM
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    Green Broke
    Broxton Plantation SC

    Back from Broxton. My ride partner and I entered the 30 mile ride on friday.
    My normally sane horse disnt get the endurance ride memo and decided to be in a rodeo. Never had buddy issues before and done several party rides with couple hundred horses, but she had always been trailered and corralled alone, this time she had a travel companion.
    Got out on trail and she basically went nuts when a couple horses passed us. I tried leaving Whisky ( Shari's TB cross) and letting her run it out, didnt work she just wanted to pitch a fit and rear in place. Whisky wanted to join in the fun and evidently decided to do a bit of bucking. Which is kinda normal for him. Any way go off and jogged with her bout half a mile got back on, same stuff whiskey passed us and I caught back up and started to get her settled back down. Told Shari, no way I could do this alone, she'd have to wait on me, or I was going to have to go back. ANyway ended up riding together. Emma was lathered up at 2 miles, and ate/drank nothing on the first 15 mile loop. Got some soup in her at the hold and she pulsed down ok, vetted in with low gut sounds, but passed. 50 minute hold. Got about 3 gallons of grain soup in her, then ProBios electrolyted her, she started eating hay and drinking then. Thought about stopping in to see vet again, but saddled up and headed out on second loop. Much better, still didnt wanna leave whiskey but wasnt upset about it. We stayed together. Came to first water whole she drank a bunch , then started pooping pretty regular, second loop was rough and seemed to go on for ever. It wsnt so much as sandy, but what I call deap moondust. Around the farm fields was deep super fine dusty sand.could feel it affecting Emma's gait and didnt wanna push her. Especially considering she just started eating and drinking good. Support truck at the 7 mile loop she chowed down on alfalfa, and a bit of soupy grain. Whisky acted like an old pro, acting like he was starving the whole ride. Loop seemed to last forever and I came up on the 14 mile mark GPS with no camp in sight was getting stressed anyway turned a corner and recognized the location and walked in. Horses pulsed down fine, and Got an "A" at the final vet check vet said she looked and sounded much better, and just to be a pain, she decided that cantering on the trot back was a fun thing to do, had to do it again, Hooray ! Ride time of 5:32
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        11-12-2012, 09:24 PM
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    Yearling
    Congrats on finishing!! Sounds like emma has some growing up to do (go figure being a greenie), but overall sounds like you handled things well.

    What is next on the list?
         
        11-15-2012, 08:16 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Actually looked at doing the Blackwater Boogie, bit Shari has to work and its a bit far to drive straight through alone, (11 ish hours ?) So havent made a plan yet. Willl look at Georgia or FL rides this winter. Broxton SC is coming up again in Feb, may do it but would rather go somewhere new.
    Leatherwood Mt NC is on my list again but not sure my capacity. I may be crew, asst ride managing, or riding.
    Havent really made a schedule yet. Going to stick to LD's for awhile, maybe look at rides that have two day LD's.
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        11-16-2012, 10:26 AM
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    Green Broke
    Rabit run looks like a plane. I also noticed the rides in Rhode island today. At first I just dismissed them. As among other the things the route goes right through Bronx NY,,,,, um aint happening. Playing with google maps, I noticed if I go to scranton PA, it only adds 1.5 hours to the trip, but bypasses Baltimore, Willmington philly, NY, pretty much every NE city. Would probably end up faster with the horse trailer as it is all rural interstate after getting through Washington DC... Sooooo either Rhode island or Michigan for my early summer trip. Leaning towards place with 2 days of riding LD's
         
        11-16-2012, 07:24 PM
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    Yearling
    Rabbit Run is a fun ride. Good campsite, inside food/meeting area, and even a bunkhouse for those without heated trailers to sleep in. Terrain is maybe not the most exciting ever, but a nice way to kick off the season. And if you want to ride 2 days, they have a CTR the next day you can do (and NJTRA is not bad in terms of craziness that CTR can be).

    I was sorry to see where they moved the Rhode Island rides to. They used to be in september and I was really hoping they would pick May for a new date, as the NE has no close rides in May at all. Why on earth they thought having it the same weekend as No Frills was smart is beyond me. :( If you want to come the more direct route, you just take 95 to 287 to 95 around the city--last thing you want is to drive thru NYC!!!
         
        01-09-2013, 04:48 PM
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    Foal
    Blackwater Boogie is an awesome ride! I did the 75 miler there this year. Of course that is my home stomping ground. :) Next year Diane is offering a 100 miler and I can't wait! Being that it is a 2 day ride I will be doing the 100 then the 50 the next day.
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