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post #101 of 3380 Old 01-14-2014, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Got Dream out for a ride yesterday. The wind had helped dry things up a bit (I stayed upright checking the water ), but the footing for the most part was still sloppy. I figured if we were going to be walking, we may as well be walking uphill.

Headed over to some trails I haven't been on since last season. This was the same area they had been logging, so the trails had been a big mess last I was there. However, the logging is done and I am guessing hunters wanting to use ATVs had gotten the trails cleared of the scrap downed trees, etc. The footing is much rockier than it used to be from the soil being so disturbed, but I had booted Dream expecting that.






Despite having had success keeping the boots on during previous rides, I did lose one this ride. Poor boot didn't stand a chance when Dream, in a sudden burst of excitement, asked to move out going up the climb the second time and I let her.. the cantering wasn't so much the issue as the crow hopping in terms of the boot staying put. When I went to replace it, I realized a screw had come out totally. I put it back on anyway and amazingly, it stayed in place for the 3 miles home!




Should just need another screw and washer and be as good as new. And only 3 weeks till the farrier comes and everyone gets shod!!

It's raining yet again today, so won't be riding. Have Thursday off, so hoping the weather cooperates (though right now it's supposed to snow, so doesn't sound very promising at all)..


2014 mileage
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01/09/14 dream 6.04 miles 4.7 mph 16.59 total miles
01/10/14 dream 2.51 miles 3.8 mph 19.10 total miles
01/13/14 dream 10.03 miles 5.0 mph 29.13 total miles
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post #102 of 3380 Old 01-14-2014, 10:09 AM
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We are supposed to get snow for the next 2-3 days here, too. After the A/C man leaves, I may get a little ride in while the sun is out.

Glad you didn't lose that boot, Celeste! I am still trying to get up to the trail that I lost a Renegade on....Denise and her cell phone renewed my hope that it is still there!
I did see in the paper that last week the Sasquatch people were filming up there, so maybe I can find it if a Squatch hasn't taken it!!

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post #103 of 3380 Old 01-14-2014, 10:36 AM
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This may be old news to many of you but I just came across an article about a new virtual horse race allowing people to track how far they ride using a GPS device. They post those miles online, where the data are logged onto a spreadsheet. The person who rides the most miles by the end of the year wins bragging rights. Sounds like fun! Virtual horse race has riders track miles using GPS - Omaha.com
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post #104 of 3380 Old 01-14-2014, 11:05 AM
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This may be old news to many of you but I just came across an article about a new virtual horse race allowing people to track how far they ride using a GPS device. They post those miles online, where the data are logged onto a spreadsheet. The person who rides the most miles by the end of the year wins bragging rights. Sounds like fun! Virtual horse race has riders track miles using GPS - Omaha.com
That's kind of what we do here, but Dawn always wins..........

The big competition is for top in the low numbers.
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post #105 of 3380 Old 01-14-2014, 01:03 PM
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Do you mean I actually won because I had the lowest number of miles last year? OH wait, you mean the second highest miles beneath Dawn.. shoot....

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post #106 of 3380 Old 01-14-2014, 01:30 PM
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Do you mean I actually won because I had the lowest number of miles last year? OH wait, you mean the second highest miles beneath Dawn.. shoot....
I think there are three competitive levels.

Dawn.

Denise.

Then me, you, and Oreo.
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post #107 of 3380 Old 01-14-2014, 01:49 PM
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I think there are three competitive levels.

Dawn.

Denise.

Then me, you, and Oreo.
I sure hope to have more opportunities this year to ride. Having this new home and the work to finish it out is going to be competing real hard for my time. I think I will be making more time for rides compared to last year. Then my issue was too many horses needing attention on top of all the chores around the house. I am going to pull the horse trailer around by the shop this evening and start working on replacing the flooring in it so I an get a head start on selling it so I can look for the goose neck slant load. That will be a major plus in the way of loading them to haul out to the trails. Shoot, then I may take a weekend and come enjoy all that beautiful country you have up there with you.
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post #108 of 3380 Old 01-14-2014, 03:25 PM
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Hey Roux and I barely broke 100 from Sept to the end of the year so we can be in the low miles club too!
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Hey Roux and I barely broke 100 from Sept to the end of the year so we can be in the low miles club too!
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Forgot to add: is the pioneer ride a competition or "just for fun"?
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post #110 of 3380 Old 01-14-2014, 03:57 PM
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Hey Roux and I barely broke 100 from Sept to the end of the year so we can be in the low miles club too!
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Yeah, the rest of us just did that for the year after riding all year, so nope, you are not in the low mileage club. LOL
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