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        01-17-2014, 06:31 PM
      #21
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    Snuck in a ride today, before the incoming snow and cold makes the ground horrendous again. Still very muddy, but at least passable.. hope to get out again Sunday before the next big cold snap, but will have to see how much snow we do or don't get tomorrow.

    Heading for the hill:



    Going down the far side of that hill:



    Heading for home as the flurries start:



    Dream actually worked up a sweat today!!

    2014 mileage
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    01/10/14 dream 2.51 miles 3.8 mph 19.10 total miles
    01/13/14 dream 10.03 miles 5.0 mph 29.13 total miles
    01/17/14 dream 11.21 miles 5.7 mph 40.34 total miles
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        01-17-2014, 09:18 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    Hope you guys don't mind if I join in!

    For months (surely going on a year or so now ) I've been wanting to get more and more into endurance. I've got several books, have done a lot of reading, and did some vet scribing at a local endurance ride so I could get a feel for the atmosphere.

    But I have yet to actually partake in an endurance ride... so if all continues to go well I will be doing my first 25 mile LDR in March!

    Me and my girl Dory have just started doing some conditioning rides and she is doing great so far. We ride along the mighty Rio Grande river... although right now the might Rio Grande is bone dry (as it is most times of the year in this area). Good footing, although there are some rocky/hard areas. My mare gets a bit ouchy in her front feet on rocks, so she also got shoes for the first time today. No more ouchy! So far so good.

    I have yet to even remotely tire this girl out. Today we did a total of almost 10 miles and most of it was trotting- I needed a walk break for a few strides and she wanted to keep going! I swear she can trot all day!

    I use Endomondo on my phone and computer to track our rides. So far we have done:

    1/12/13: 4.99 miles, 5.6mph
    1/14/13: 6.44 miles, 5.2mph
    1/17/13: 2.21 miles, 3.9mph then a few minutes later went back at it, 7.49 miles, 6.8mph (total of 9.7 miles for today).
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        01-18-2014, 11:38 AM
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    Houston, Dory sounds like a great endurance partner! You should be in good shape for that LD in March. Will you be back in Houston then, or still out west?

    Nancy
         
        01-18-2014, 01:19 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
    Phantomhorse--I love the 'ear shots' ;) Keep'um coming!
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        01-18-2014, 03:05 PM
      #25
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by greentree    
    Houston, Dory sounds like a great endurance partner! You should be in good shape for that LD in March. Will you be back in Houston then, or still out west?

    Nancy
    She is surprisingly me with how willing she is to keep going on the trail. Seems to enjoy seeing new things which I love about her!

    In March I'll still be out West. Hoping to do the 25 LD at the Corralitos Ranch!
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        01-19-2014, 02:53 PM
      #26
    Weanling
    Something seemed off with Dory today. Was extra quiet and felt different, so we skipped the lesson and took it easy today, just did 2 miles at a slow walk. Thought she might be a little sore from coming into more work. Turns out she has a little stone bruise on her hind foot!

    The barn owner, who pointed it out, said to give it a few days. I'm unfamiliar with stone bruises, about to read up on them. Anyone have any information on them? How common do you see them in your endurance horses?
         
        01-20-2014, 02:35 PM
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    Originally Posted by Houston    
    Turns out she has a little stone bruise on her hind foot! The barn owner, who pointed it out, said to give it a few days. I'm unfamiliar with stone bruises, about to read up on them. Anyone have any information on them? How common do you see them in your endurance horses?
    Unfortunately, they are all to common in this area, due to the rocky nature of our soil.

    How fast they heal depends on how bad the bruise is and the horse.. hopefully yours isnt bad and your girl will be good as new in a few days!
         
        02-03-2014, 09:16 PM
      #28
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    Got Dream out for a bareback mosey around the property, as the snow stopped just before it got dark. Footing was the best its been in a long time, so hoping I can get out tomorrow for a real ride!




    Dream in the snow - YouTube


    2014 mileage
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    01/13/14 dream 10.03 miles 5.0 mph 29.13 total miles
    01/17/14 dream 11.21 miles 5.7 mph 40.34 total miles
    02/03/14 dream 1.67 miles 3.4 mph 42.01 total miles
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        02-04-2014, 08:12 AM
      #29
    Foal
    Jumping in...not finding a lot of time during the week to condition...plus it's just nasty nasty here.

    Mainly get to ride on the weekend and sometimes just Saturday. Got our new Sensation treeless in and tried it last weekend. No soreness and he seems much more willing to move and also seems a little smoother in his transitions. I plan to use it on the 25 miler next week and see how he goes. My main problem is that my knee is having issues holding up. It seems I'm having an ITband issue...PT starts tomorrow on it. I am having a hard time by the time I get to mile 6/7. They are giving me some pain meds for it too.

    Our last ride was almost 8 miles in a couple of hours...we were doing some trotting, but also a good bit of walking and working on our cues...
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        02-04-2014, 01:19 PM
      #30
    Foal
    Jumping in also, I get to ride on weekends due to having a little one. We rode 19 miles on Saturday in about 5 hrs with several stops. The hubby has exact on his phone. Our first LD is I. April. I ride a paso/ssh, he rides a TWH.
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