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        06-13-2012, 11:45 PM
      #31
    Yearling
    Joe from what I have been reading there is trouble with the 401 because of the compass or something. I just found it by googling the info, and didn't keep track of the sites. I can do another search for it if you can't find it. Seems people prefer the 301.

    Celeste does the etrex keep track like the foretrex if you lose your signal, or does it go blank or reset or something?

    I wonder if it has to do with how many satelites the unit needs to use to calculate the distance?

    This stuff is complicated!
         
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        06-14-2012, 09:55 AM
      #32
    Trained
    It should keep track; however, mine has turned itself off on a ride. I am not sure if it should have done that. The next time I rode it in that same area it worked fine. The only difference was that when it quit working there was a heavy cloud cover. Any time that it has malfunctioned has been under deep forest canopy.
         
        08-19-2012, 01:04 PM
      #33
    Yearling
    Yesterday, Jen, Dean and I took the horses over to Round Valley. The last time we tried to ride there, the trail was closed for maintenance, so we were hopeful that the impassable downed trees at 6.2 miles had been cleared and we could finally see all of the 9 mile trail. Well that sure was wishful thinking, as not a single downed tree was cut before that (there are several others that you can get around also down on trail) and the stickerbushes were horrendous. We only made it 5 miles when we said enough bloodshed and turned around. But the weather was delightful, at about 80 degrees and only moderate humidity and partly cloudy. Almost like a touch of fall in the air!

    I was riding a friend's mare (she is currently out of the country) and Dean rode Dream for me. Amazing how riding someone else's horse always makes me realize how spoiled I am by my mare!!




    2012 mileage
    ...
    Aug 4 -- 49.63 miles -- 739.7 total miles
    Aug 18 -- 10.44 miles -- 750.14 total miles
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        08-30-2012, 11:41 PM
      #34
    Foal
    How do you attach the heart monitor to your horse? Does it just go on the girth somehow and if so, how do you prevent rubbing?
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        08-31-2012, 12:30 AM
      #35
    Yearling
    I haven't looked into the heart monitors yet, I decided to go with the Foretrex 301.

    I think Joe or Dawn could describe how it works.
         
        09-13-2012, 04:47 PM
      #36
    Yearling
    Got out today for a fantastic ride! I wanted a good-paced ride before next weekend, so went out to record mileage for the course that the local riding club wants as their hunter pace. The weather was perfect (sunny, light breeze, mid-70s) and Dream felt fantastic. It was nice to let her stretch her legs a bit (15 miles in 2 hours).



    Heading to Fair Hill next weekend for a 2-day 50!!


    2012 mileage
    ...
    Aug 4 -- 49.63 miles -- 739.7 total miles
    Aug 18 -- 10.44 miles -- 750.14 total miles
    Aug 24 -- 17.69 miles -- 767.83 total miles
    Aug 25 -- 12.07 miles -- 779.9 total miles
    Aug 26 -- 4.74 miles -- 784.64 total miles
    Aug 31 -- 7.48 miles -- 792.12 total miles
    Sept 7 -- 12.23 miles -- 804.35 total miles
    Sept 13 -- 14.9 miles -- 819.25 total miles
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        09-28-2012, 03:55 PM
      #37
    Foal
    I use a Garmin 310ex but they are rather expensive. Although I bought mine from Craiglist for $150.00 You can find them on Ebay relatively inexpensive. If you want, I have an older model Garmin Forerunner 301 that you can wear on your wrist. It has the heart rate monitor on it and I have the chest piece that you can attach to a handle but not the strap itself that I would be willing to get rid of. It works like a charm. I thought I had lost it so I bought the 310 but I found a bit later.
         
        09-28-2012, 03:58 PM
      #38
    Foal
    As far as how to attach the HR monitor, there are 2 different models that you can adapt to the Garmin. I have a V Max and it has the 2 EKG pads. One attaches to the girth and the other under the pad. They are thin enough where they do not irritate my horse. They both have leads that attach to a transmitter that then transmits the signals to the HR monitor. Polar makes one as well but I am not familiar with those but I know many who have them.
         
        09-28-2012, 10:13 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by endurancerdr    
    I use a Garmin 310ex but they are rather expensive. Although I bought mine from Craiglist for $150.00 You can find them on Ebay relatively inexpensive. If you want, I have an older model Garmin Forerunner 301 that you can wear on your wrist. It has the heart rate monitor on it and I have the chest piece that you can attach to a handle but not the strap itself that I would be willing to get rid of. It works like a charm. I thought I had lost it so I bought the 310 but I found a bit later.
    How much do you want for it?
         
        10-07-2012, 08:04 PM
      #40
    Yearling
    I had an interesting weekend. On Friday, I got Dream out for some hillwork at Round Valley. It was likely the last 80+ degree day we shall have this year, so while wearing a sleeveless shirt and being hot in October was somewhat bizarre, I wasn't really complaining!








    Then I drove up to Dean's. We had be planning to ride Saturday, but the forecast was not promising, so we went out Friday evening. I was pleased that my body didn't object to more miles after having been sitting in the truck for 2 hours. Unfortunately no pictures, as my phone was having a conniption and refusing to take any (a shame too, as the fall color is starting.. just gorgeous).

    As if that wasn't enough exercise, today we went hiking. The hike was to not only check out the riding trails after some storms but also check out Dean's deer stand. I can't even think of the last time I went hiking, forget hiking up some major elevation (the far side of the fields in the distance is where we started and ended). I can't wait to see if I can walk at all tomorrow!






    2012 mileage
    ...
    Sept 7 -- 12.23 miles -- 804.35 total miles
    Sept 13 -- 14.9 miles -- 819.25 total miles
    Sept 22 -- 28.63 miles -- 847.88 total miles
    Sept 23 -- 18.64 miles -- 866.52 total miles
    Oct 5 -- 13.8 miles -- 880.32 total miles
    Oct 5 -- 9.71 miles -- 890.03 total miles
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