Just got some fun news - a riding 'sister' in my group (we ride in the SHNF together) from Magnolia won the AERC's Limited Distance mileage (most miles accrued in LD) award on her Missouri Foxtrotter for 2013. That is just the neatest thing - and on a gaited horse - the heaviest breed of gaited horse on top of that. I'm very impressed. My foxtrotter is the most lackadaisical thing on the planet. I once let my oldest daughter condition and take him on a 14 mile intro ride and he's just so big and cumbersome I didn't think he'd make it - but he did.