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    01-02-2012, 12:53 AM
What a great idea!! I'm going to make sure to start keeping track of the miles I go with my horse, as well as when I go out with just dog. I have a garmin, I've only used it for directions for in my car, I had no idea you could use it like this though.
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    01-02-2012, 12:57 AM
Green Broke
Outtatheblue...what kind of Garmin do you have?
    01-02-2012, 01:03 AM
I have a garmin nuvi 285W (that's what it says on the bottom at least haha)
    01-02-2012, 01:11 AM
Green Broke
I have the Garmin eTrex Venture HC which is a mapping GPS for the trails. Don't know about the Nuvi. I know they use those in cars so I don't know how mobile they are. I would assume their power supply is plugged into the car and not batteries that would make it portable.

Tracking miles with the Garmin is a blast. I have become a total addict to it.
    01-02-2012, 01:21 AM
Hmm this one does have batteries, I didn't know they had special Garmins for hiking though! I almost got excited that it would have multiple uses, haha. Oh well. I think I have a tracker on my phone for running, I imagine it would work the same for horses.
    01-02-2012, 01:31 AM
Green Broke
Heck if it has batteries and will let you mark a starting point it might work. You can download Every Trail to track off of your phone but it does run the battery down pretty darn quick!
    01-02-2012, 01:36 AM
Originally Posted by QOS    
Heck if it has batteries and will let you mark a starting point it might work. You can download Every Trail to track off of your phone but it does run the battery down pretty darn quick!
I'll have to play around with it, it would be fun if it did work!That's the problem with my running tracker too, it kills batterys.
    01-02-2012, 02:12 AM
I want to keep track of my riding this year too. It will be my first time doing it.

The question I have is this- is it better to keep track of miles or hours?

My friend has AQHA horses and so she keeps track of hours for their trail riding program. I'm not a part of any riding program like that, but still planned on logging hours.

Would miles be better?

The only reason I think I like hours is it would be easier. I always pretty well know when I start riding and when I get back, but mileage (which would be nice) means I have to restart the tracking on my GPS each ride, which I often forget to do. And then on rides where I know where I am going I often leave the GPS turned off.

So I don't know. I think hours might make more sense for me. What do you guys think?
    01-02-2012, 09:45 AM
Green Broke
I would say it is entirely up to you and what is more meaningful to you. For me it was miles and the actual trail we were on.

I reset my GPS and know know enough about it to just reset the trip part and not the total odometer. Hopefully I can keep that running total right on the GPS of how many miles I have rode on Biscuit.
    01-02-2012, 09:56 AM
Green Broke
I wish the GPS had actual directions. I spend most of the time just trying to figure out how to make it work Like how do you get it to pause ? And then restart? I can turn it off to get it to pause, but then it doesnt start up again. LIke when I finish my ride how do I get the thing to stop counting distance and having my speed average steadily decline ?
Greatest tool in the world totally sucks without decent directions.
I like the way you said I could change anything on the spreadsheet,
Only thing I can change is a working spread sheet into a nonworking one. I al can't do anything with excel, I liked the sheet, any way you can delete the goals and add speed each day and an average speed ?

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