Originally Posted by livestoride
How long do you give her off now?
Dream will get about 4 weeks off, in which she will just chill out in the pasture and be a horse. The next ride we have planned is a 50 in mid-July, so I will get on her maybe twice for short spins before that.
Originally Posted by AnnaHalford
Dream is shod, right? Do you use any caulks or studs or something for those rocks?
Dream is shod, with pour-in pads in her front feet. No caulks or studs, though she does have 2 borium-tipped nails in each shoe.
Originally Posted by Paintlover1965
What breed of horse is Dream?
Dream is a 12 year old full Arab, of American racing bloodlines (which give her a not-very-typey head.. a lot of people think she is an anglo).
Originally Posted by AnitaAnne
How ever do you stay up for at least 24 hrs straight AND ride at the same time for most of that?? And all that Posting?? Plus in the dark??? Jeez.
I didn't feel tired until I had finished and cleaned her up and got her back in the pen.. but I do know some people who have fallen asleep in the saddle during the later parts of 100s. I also know people who have hallucinated out on trail (something I have, so far, not had the pleasure of doing!
). And for me, the posting is actually much easier than the walking parts of the trail.. guess my body likes the movement of posting, whereas I get very stiff sitting the walk.
Riding in dark seems to be a love it or hate it thing for people. I have finally found the right amount of light to make me comfortable (and able to duck oncoming branches!), yet not mess with Dream's night vision. And in general, if its dark, its not hot as hell. Always a plus!