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post #1 of 23 Old 04-07-2014, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Disabled rider on way back to endurance after a six year hiatus.

Ok, I did rides in the SE region from '05-'08. Some of you might remember a bareback gaited horse rider who could barely walk. (long story on being forced to ride bareback. Let's just say that RA took out my ability to use stirrups long ago....) Then I got real bad off with my RA for many years. Could barely ride for several.

Now I've gotten my health back (quite unexpectedly!) and am training for the first time 100% healthy. Headed to LBL for my first ride in 6 years. Though my two mounts have completed several 30 mile training rides in good time. (these are mine and daughter's mounts from '08 - experienced horses now in their prime at age 11 years)

So if you're going to be at LBL and are riding on Sat. Look for a bareback rider all in blue tack on a 13hh spotted saddle pony. I'll probably be stuck behind a bay saddle horse with a youth rider - going at a 9-11 mph steady rate...... And say hi!!!!

I'm also scheduling BSF this fall. Come on out - let's have fun!
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post #2 of 23 Old 04-07-2014, 09:17 PM
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We likely won't make it south until the fall (assuming the season goes according to plan, anyway), but congrats on getting back on trail!!

If you come up north at all, hope to meet up.


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Ok, I did rides in the SE region from '05-'08. Some of you might remember a bareback gaited horse rider who could barely walk. (long story on being forced to ride bareback. Let's just say that RA took out my ability to use stirrups long ago....) Then I got real bad off with my RA for many years. Could barely ride for several.

Now I've gotten my health back (quite unexpectedly!) and am training for the first time 100% healthy. Headed to LBL for my first ride in 6 years. Though my two mounts have completed several 30 mile training rides in good time. (these are mine and daughter's mounts from '08 - experienced horses now in their prime at age 11 years)
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Congratulations on getting better and never giving up!
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post #7 of 23 Old 04-11-2014, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Can't wait to meet you all!

Well, did the 'endurance clip' on pony last night. She's been shedding for weeks - but a 4-5" long and thick coat takes a lot of shedding. It was the thickest I've even seen her get. But it was the most severe winter she's lived through so far.

So now neck, chest, belly and lower legs are clipped. Used a large dog shedding comb w/razor on top line and hind. Really took out a lot of coat. (Friend's German Shepherd comb). Now pony's lost 15lbs and I have six inches of white hair in my barn :)

Thank God the daughter's mount is a horse! A fraction of this coat! Probably just mineral oil her up tonight.

Going to be 80° during Sunday's 8 mile easy ride. No telling what it will be next weekend at the AERC ride. I remember a City Slickers ride that was so early season yet so warm - almost every horse that hadn't been clipped overheated. We were all passing around these sheep shearers and shaving necks the night before.....ah, good lessons...
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2scicrazed, I live a little N of Nashville. I was planning to be at LBL, but my horses reacted to vaccinations, and it has taken a toll on riding! This sounds silly, but I am not crazy about doing competitions in a place I have never been. I just like to be able to get my bearings before I go.

Good Luck at the ride!!!

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Hmmmmm, actually have my vaccines in the fridge right now. Was going to give them tomorrow. After reading your post - I'll wait until we get back from LBL to give the shots.

Nancy, hope your horses are better now. Maybe you could camp at Wranglers next weekend and just do an easy trail ride? Just watch out on trail #10 - it was pretty rough going when we did a training ride up there in March. (I like to training ride the parks before an AERC event as well) Trails 1, 2 & 6 were pretty nice.
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Thanks! Everyone seems to have recovered...one still has a small lump on his neck, or did yesterday anyway. It was grapefruit size, and had to give them Dex.

I got DH on his horse today! Originally, he was going to do the 10 mile intro, but since he has not been on a horse in many months, he does not need to be trying to ride 10 miles. This was the 3rd time he has EVER ridden HIS horse, lol!! She is pretty fit because I ride her!

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