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        08-29-2012, 09:48 PM
      #601
    Yearling
    Had a blast at Lake Luzerne over the weekend. Got in 2.5 days of riding and it couldn't have been nicer!



    Thread is here with lots more pics n video from the new helmet-cam!!


    2012 mileage
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    Aug 4 -- 49.63 miles -- 739.7 total miles
    Aug 18 -- 10.44 miles -- 750.14 total miles
    Aug 24 -- 17.69 miles -- 767.83 total miles
    Aug 25 -- 12.07 miles -- 779.9 total miles
    Aug 26 -- 4.74 miles -- 784.64 total miles
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        08-30-2012, 09:01 PM
      #602
    Weanling
    I logged 44 miles not including my typical hour rides at home this month. I just rode my longest ride to date Monday which was 14 miles. This is my first year with my own horse trailer and it's been so nice to go whenever I want. I can see I'm not among the highest mileage, but I'm having a blast this year! Love this thread
         
        08-30-2012, 11:49 PM
      #603
    Weanling
    My friends and I have a competition every year to see who tracks the most miles. We usually only count the miles for our own horses but because of Bloo's injuries this year we've changed the rules a bit. Before Bloo was out for the year we got in 348 miles which is usually what I'd do in a year but I had been more adamant about riding him this year going at least 5 miles a ride.
    I don't know if it counts but I took my new project, Si.ne, out to see how she did on the trails and ended up four towns over before I could get her under control. I figure we did about 50 miles, after I found the road and took the shorter option, although she was a lot less enthused and energetic on the fight back home. So if I count that fiasco I'm about 400 miles for the year. Si.ne isn't my horse, she isn't ready for the trails, and I'm not stupid enough to try it again. She belongs to a friend I'm just working with her until Bloo's better so if he wants her on a trail he can take her.
    Unfortunately that means unless I get another horse there probably won't be too many more miles this year.
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        08-31-2012, 12:55 AM
      #604
    Trained
    If you rode her 50 miles, she should be pretty well broke in for the trails.
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        08-31-2012, 01:46 AM
      #605
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BlooBabe    
    My friends and I have a competition every year to see who tracks the most miles. We usually only count the miles for our own horses but because of Bloo's injuries this year we've changed the rules a bit. Before Bloo was out for the year we got in 348 miles which is usually what I'd do in a year but I had been more adamant about riding him this year going at least 5 miles a ride.
    I don't know if it counts but I took my new project, Si.ne, out to see how she did on the trails and ended up four towns over before I could get her under control. I figure we did about 50 miles, after I found the road and took the shorter option, although she was a lot less enthused and energetic on the fight back home. So if I count that fiasco I'm about 400 miles for the year. Si.ne isn't my horse, she isn't ready for the trails, and I'm not stupid enough to try it again. She belongs to a friend I'm just working with her until Bloo's better so if he wants her on a trail he can take her.
    Unfortunately that means unless I get another horse there probably won't be too many more miles this year.
    Good job riding it out!

    It would have been a super helmet-cam opportunity LOL
         
        08-31-2012, 03:26 AM
      #606
    Weanling
    I wouldn't exactly call it riding, it was more like her tearing through the woods trying to get me off while I fought with her to get her to slow down. I had absolutely no control over her until she'd exhausted herself and was too tired to do much more than spin and fight with the bit while I tried to get us home.
         
        08-31-2012, 07:40 AM
      #607
    Yearling
    I think you get double the miles for sticking that out!!
         
        08-31-2012, 08:26 AM
      #608
    Green Broke
    My riding club was going to do a mileage award, we discussed it at the february meeting, I pointed out I was already over 120 miles.
    We don't have a mileage award.
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        08-31-2012, 02:30 PM
      #609
    Yearling
    So, today, finally, Chivas & I were able to ride without the girls tagging along...TG for school!!!

    We worked on speed work, and I rembered the Foretrex 301 so I finally know how fast he is going.

    I don't think it is very good. His big marching walk got up to 4.3 mph. Gaiting topped out at 7.8 mph and his canter was 10.8 mph.

    With more speed work I might get him up a timy bit, maybe 8 - 11 mph, but he wouldn't be able to stay at that pace for long. Then when I factor in the ground, as I did this work in the arena, well I think hills and rocky ground will slow him down a lot from those speeds.

    I think I remember Joe saying the lowest for endurance is averaging 6 mph.

    Bummer.

    Anyway, we rode 1.5 miles in the burning heat...I had to quit after a short time, I was frying out there in the sun & Chivas was dripping. He sure did enjoy getting hosed off afterwards!
         
        08-31-2012, 03:04 PM
      #610
    Trained
    School is a wonderful thing!

    I am glad you got to ride. I used my riding time this morning holding horses for the farrier. Their feet grew so fast this time.
         

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