well I was hoping to have something positive to report, was pretty upset with myself, simple matter was I rode too fast, way too fast came into the first vet check too fast and was simply over time on pulse down. Felt terrible let my horse down. Did have fun on the first loop,, so then looked for a way to redeem my self and headed to Leatherwood mt this weekend.
OMG what a horrendous tough trail, the second yellow loop liked to killed both of us. Back at camp I hear the other riders saying it was harder than the OD. Was almost nowhere I could make up any time only managed about 4.2 mph on that loop. Bo was a hero though ate and drank the whole day. Pulsed down right away at both vet checks headed out to third loop and we were done, ended up leading him jogging walking climbing for about 5 miles, came in to finish about 9 hours, chilled out 500 yards from finnish line at the creek with lots of wet clover and grass, took off halter and let him munch for 20 minutes, walked in for an official finish of 9:21 came through the final check alive and well on the Leatherwood 50.
Think I will be looking for some flat rides for awhile.