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post #1031 of 3380 Old 04-01-2014, 10:49 AM
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EnduranceLover6 – Its been between 60 and 70 here all week. Today no wind but this Sat and Sun we had wind 20-30 mph with gusts twice that… yuck…
I am still extremely jealous! Today's forecast says a high of 45! Megan & I are headed out riding this afternoon...so excited! Will have some more pictures for you...course they will still have snow in them but for us this is Spring
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OMG, this makes me drool with jealousy.

While the snow is just about melted (its 48 and sunny, woohoo!), what is left is a mudbog. Remind me of this when it's the middle of summer, is 110, and hasn't rained in weeks..


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I may steal my wife's phone to take pics with this evening. My phone pics suck when any movement is involved. A good friend co-worker is coming this evening to ride with me. I told him if he wasn't at the gate by 5:30 then he would likely miss me. If he shows up then I'll have him ride Doc while I ride Little Man again. They are the faster walkers and should be able to cover some ground. Trusty will get his pace up, but you have to really want it or he will quickly drop back to a crawl.

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More like three or four months with no rain... at least if this year gets as bad as last. Then we get flooding.

But I wouldn't trade for snow slush and freezing winter just the same.
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Gee I feel honored, I don't think I have had an action named after me before.
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post #1036 of 3380 Old 04-01-2014, 03:11 PM
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Gee I feel honored, I don't think I have had an action named after me before.
Should we just referred to those pics as an Oreo Self photo?
OSP for short. I think it will go viral and you will be famous. I'll try to get a couple of OSP's this evening.

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post #1037 of 3380 Old 04-01-2014, 08:12 PM
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Thanks Roadyy

I left work early this afternoon to come home and ride with my neighbor. He doesn't have a lot of trail experience but is pretty good. I tried the same trail that I tried last Sat. to see where I got lost. I figured it out and we didn't get lost that time. My neighbor said that he had never been on terrain that challenging before because you go up and down a valley. For flat Georgia is quite steep. Freddy the wonder trail dog flushed some quail out and Fiddler tried to bolt but I got a one rein on him in the second stride to stop him. We went sideways for a couple of steps but it worked.

So it was 3.8 miles today for a total of 61.7 for the year.
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post #1038 of 3380 Old 04-01-2014, 08:57 PM
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Looks like almost everyones been finally having decent weather and getting some nice rides in! YAY! Roux, thats great that hes doing better! Maybe all he needed was a nice trail buddy to get his confidence up :) Hope you get to keep riding with Gus! Your guys selfies are so cute, looks like you had a blast! I need to find someone to ride with. I'm glad I started just going out alone....otherwise we'd still be stuck doing ringwork all the time and a trail ride every couple months...but it does get lonely at times :( Someone come visit DC and ride with me? You can go do silly touristy things and see the capitol!

We had a great ride! After having 3 days of non stop rain, then winds 20-30mph, we finally had a beautiful day today. Poor horse is slowly shedding out so I mostly walked. Decided to explore some and try and learn a new trail, that was fun! We saw a few families of deer, OMG the babies were sooooooooooooooo cute! I should of got a picture :( Towards the end we came to a VERY scary bridge! It scared the **** out of him ;) Literally! LOL! It was a metal and wood bridge, so very noisy with a pretty loud stream under it. We walk up to it and he stops, stares...poops....I nudge him on and he slowllllly goes on. It was soooo loud! I could feel him tensing up but he made it across, whew! I think it it was much longer he wouldn't of been able to handle it lol! I'm sure he'll be fine with it next time since he didn't die on it today. First time I've ever seen him be so nervous about a bridge though. As soon as we were over it he found grass asap and had to munch haha. I was nice and let him have some grass in the big field, we have NO grass in his paddock, just a mud/dirt pit. While we were walking home, we had to go through a giant puddle...of course he decides to play in it...then I felt him start to go down and I was like OH NO YOU DONT! Lol I kicked him on so fast! The dork was about to lay down in a freaking PUDDLE! Only my horse. <3 him.

So according to my gps....we did 9.5 miles....I'm pretty sure that's not right though because it shows that we went off on another trail? Not sure what happened...I'm going to say we did about 6.5 miles. Like the area off to the right, with the 6...I'm quite certain we did not go there lol! We never crossed the road to go over there...So weird.

So 6.5 miles, 66.51 for the year! I tried to ride a little farther today to make up for not riding all weekend :( Ugh I need to get him shed out! I think I'm going to try using a ferminator from work on him.....theyre amazing on dogs.
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post #1039 of 3380 Old 04-01-2014, 09:11 PM
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Good for you Evil - I am glad that you are going out on your own. Sometimes its nice to listen to your own thoughts. Be careful in those puddles they can go down quicker than you expect. One time I was riding in a spring snowfall - My horse was shedding and itching I guess and all of a sudden he went down like he had been shot and I barely got my leg out from under him.
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post #1040 of 3380 Old 04-01-2014, 09:42 PM
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It was beautiful in Vermont today...I think I can finally say that Spring has begun! Rode 5.34 miles today with Megan, and met up with another one of my boarders on the way home...so ended up being a very fun ride!
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