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        08-22-2014, 01:55 AM
      #2411
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    Green Broke
    Ouch! That hurt Dawn!!!!

    Loved all the pictures.

    I worked with Biscuit 2 times this week and he is doing well, except he lost a dime size piece of hair on his withers AGAIN. I put his saddle on to have my barn manager and the farrier/trainer look at it.

    Sigh...his saddle is too tight now. Dang...so I am in the market AGAIN for a new saddle. Going to get a Steele. They are pricey but they will make a custom tree and Biscuit needs that because of his little roachy back.

    Don't want to spend the money but I am going to have to suck up...on top of that my computer cratered today. Oh Joy thrill!!!
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        08-22-2014, 09:56 AM
      #2412
    Green Broke
    Evilamc, I hope you and Denise get your saddle issues resolved soon.


    Atomicodyssey, sorry you had issues with dog and side pull. Glad none were hurt with the atitudes.


    I have my dually running again and am oh so happy. Just in time to get it prepped for the trip to the trail competition 2 weekends from now. I still need to get some wiring bugs worked out with the trailer pigtail then borrow the trailer early so I can do some practice loading with the boys. I figure to make a couple of road trips around town and then back to the barn, unload for hour then load back up again. Hopefully get this loading issue dealt with before the actual trip.

    Also want to clean the trailer and practice setting it up to camp in before trying to figure it all out at the site.
         
        08-22-2014, 01:15 PM
      #2413
    Started
    Oww, Evil, and Dawn!!

    Loved the pictures!

    Y'all won't believe it, but for the first time in 25 years, all of my horses are broken. Not all trained, but broken. I feel like an empty nester!

    I have ridden Lucy, the grey mare, every day for the last few weeks. She is so awesome. I love riding her!! All the Arab dressage/endurance people do NOT know what they are missing by not snapping her up. I rode her on the rocks for the first time, and she is GREAT with her feet, didn't hit a single rock, which is tricky. She is walking 4.3- 4.5 MPH, so she should get up near 5....That is how her dam walked. I will take her to Mammoth Cave soon. She really NEEDS to find a home.

    Sorry about all the saddle troubles....hope you all get them resolved.
         
        08-22-2014, 10:40 PM
      #2414
    Weanling
    It was a little hairy and less than relaxing ride I have to say. I bought a biothane bridle with an S hack, and a sponge on a rope so my endurance rig is coming together one piece at a time. Have I ever mentioned I'm addicted to the endurance tack group on Facebook like normal girls are to shoes? Seriously I check it probably a dozen times a day and end up having everything shipped to my moms house so my bf doesn't find out LOL. In Bandits history he was ridden in a huge bit roughly on barrels, and I was told he would rear with a curb. I ordered a plain biothane strap curb for his incoming S hack and hoping he will be ok with it, I'll take it easy testing it out and if worst comes to worst I can always put his snaffle on the bridle instead.

    Tomorrow is my day off and I plan on getting out there early to try another ride without the dog.
         
        08-24-2014, 01:48 AM
      #2415
    Yearling
    I'm back from Hawks Rest. We rode in 25 miles last Sunday, Did 12-15 miles each day while camped and rode out 25 miles on Friday. A day early/ It started raining Wednesday night and the forecast was showing rain until next Tuesday. They got over an inch of rain on Thursday and it was a very muddy sloppy trail coming out on Friday. Probably did around 100 miles this week.



    This is about as remote as you can get in the lower 48 states


    Looking up the Thorofare valley




    Each rider brough two horses. One to ride and one to pack. After we set up camp the pack horses got to follow us with no loads.


         
        08-24-2014, 12:13 PM
      #2416
    Weanling
    That sounds like a great trip PaintedHorse. I don't think I am brave enough to pack in and camp. I like my running water and electricity when I camp.
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        08-24-2014, 03:47 PM
      #2417
    Yearling
    WOW PaintedHorse!!! Looks amazing... I hope I get to do a trip like that someday.

    Did you have to make a reservation or something like that way in advance?
         
        08-24-2014, 04:18 PM
      #2418
    Weanling
    I took a short trip earlier this week to ride a different area. Flatter than home, well marked horse trails through old tree growth and along pretty farms. We stayed at a friend's barn and my mare was a star, considering we are green at travelling on our own. Added about 25 miles in 2 days.

    I'm just back from a ride today and found a new trail off my regular loop. Another 5 miles.

    Picture on the groomed trails along a farm, and from today on our way home.
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        08-25-2014, 02:39 AM
      #2419
    Yearling
    Can't match the scenery, but got in a nice 6-7 mile ride today, around the usual loop* with a couple of miles of side trip. Nice weather, warm but shady with a bit of a breeze, and no gimpy horses, dogs, or humans for a change.

    *Maybe boring, but it's been so dry this summer that it's the only close one with reliable water - and even that's getting so that one dog in the creek makes a pretty good dam
         
        08-25-2014, 10:08 AM
      #2420
    Yearling
    Paintedhorse and Eole, beautiful pics!

    I trailered over to my friends yesterday to ride on the trails I used to board by. I missed these trails! They're so beautiful and not all HILL like what I have now :( She just got a new gelding about a month ago, so they're still getting used to eachother and getting over a few quirks he has. Sometimes he just stops and "grows roots" she calls it. Once over a dog, he would NOT walk past it and once over a guy chopping wood. Overall he's a really great horse though. Dexter was a great babysitter for him. Everytime he grew roots, Dexter was like come onnnn dude its FINE.

    She got a cute pic of us at the water :) His neck looks so pretty lol! He wasn't in the mood for picture taking and being a bit of a brat, but at least she got a decent pic.


    Got in 4.1 miles, not nearly as much as a lot of you!! 225.61 for the year.
         

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