It's been a busy summer of riding, so I haven't been on the computer much, but my riding has been so great that I thought I would come and share in the hopes that other people may be inspired to ride again the way I was when I first found this place.
My 15 H Haflinger gelding and I have been working all summer to condition for some 15 mile rides - I started out my summer at 290, and my gelding looked like a draft horse =P We did 2 competitive rides this year, a 10 and a 15 and placed first and second respectively! I am now down to 276, and my gelding is a lean, mean, trotting machine =) We are hoping to do some 25's and maybe a 30 next year - a lot will depend on how well I can get my guy to recover with all his muscles.
Here are some pics of us completing our rides:
10 mile finish:
remipond by jnmount, on Flickr
Obstacle course at the end of the ride (we won best overall trail horse!):
remitarp by jnmount, on Flickr
15 mile finish:
remi15 by jnmount, on Flickr
Heading up to vet out:
easykeepers by jnmount, on Flickr