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post #141 of 2156 Old 01-14-2013, 09:37 AM
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AnitaAnne that happens to me all the time, going for a short ride and making it last all day. I'm such a space case that I take the wrong trail and end up utterly lost. That's why my dad bought me my gps. Before I had one I got so lost on a few occasions I had to have to police find me and get me out.
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post #142 of 2156 Old 01-14-2013, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Anita Ann - it is a nice looking Brenderup! Love the box in the front. Don't know if mine could hold one. Might look into that though. I have a tack closet but it is small when you are hauling western/endurance saddles and not English saddles.

Bloo - girl, you so needed a GPS!!!

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post #143 of 2156 Old 01-14-2013, 12:59 PM
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Anita Ann - maybe you should have given hunter with the deer whistle a medical exam he would never forget That is the first time I have seen a picture of your Brenderup!!! It is cute!!
Thanks :) I am excited to start logging some miles, if only the ice will melt already :)
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post #144 of 2156 Old 01-14-2013, 01:47 PM
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AnitaAnne that happens to me all the time, going for a short ride and making it last all day. I'm such a space case that I take the wrong trail and end up utterly lost. That's why my dad bought me my gps. Before I had one I got so lost on a few occasions I had to have to police find me and get me out.
Me too! I get so lost in the woods, I rarely go without a friend to guide me...but not this time. The GPS didn't help cause I don't know how to get it to take me back. I thought the yellow trail was only 6 miles, so when we somehow lost the white trail (the 4 mile loop) I figured we'd just ride some extra miles...no big deal, right? 4 miles, 6 miles not much difference I thought...but after we had riden 12 miles and poor Dreamer was ready to drop I didn't know what to think. I was so worried about him.

The mountain bikers were kind enough to tell me we were only about 2 miles from the trailhead, after a really steep hill. So we were a little calmer after that.

Our horses are not ex-race horses like Leyna...that 16.4 mile trip of ours lasted 5.5 hrs! We left at 10:45 and didn't get out of there until 4:15, it was getting dark and starting to rain. We went out without any water or supplies, thinking we would only be riding for an hour! Big mistake!

The white trail is fairly easy, and we were moving at a good clip, Chivas cantering and Dreamer troting. The yellow trail is much more difficult. Apparently there are two 8 mile loops but we didn't know that or we would have got out after the first loop. Anyway, we had to slow down and let the horses rest a couple of times. Fortunately we crossed a stream 5 times so the horses were able to drink. Chivas doesn't like the running water though, so he wouldn't drink until the last creak crossing. Then he was trying to drink out of puddles. Poor horse!

Dreamer is really suffering today, can't hardly walk so I left him in with a pile of hay. Poor guy. He has soft hooves and no shoes, which is why we never ride that far.
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post #145 of 2156 Old 01-14-2013, 01:58 PM
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Anita Ann - it is a nice looking Brenderup! Love the box in the front. Don't know if mine could hold one. Might look into that though. I have a tack closet but it is small when you are hauling western/endurance saddles and not English saddles.

Bloo - girl, you so needed a GPS!!!
Thanks Denise! I had to have somewhere to put some things. The box is designed for trailer tongues, so it should fit yours too. I made some measurements first, to make sure. Just don't put a lot of heavy stuff in there, cause it will mess with the aerodynamics of the trailer. It won't fit a saddle though.

Right now my rig is stuck out in the back yard. I couldn't get it parked under the carport last night, so I figured I do it today, but it has been pouring buckets out there and my truck is stuck! Going to go get some stones from Lowes and see if I can budge it a bit. The wheels are sunk to the metal part...
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post #146 of 2156 Old 01-14-2013, 02:07 PM
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1/12/13- I rode Bella 22 miles in a little under 3 hours. I was going to ride my new mare too, but she has a boo boo. So no riding for her at all this weekend. I was going to ride Bella another 22 miles on Sunday, but on Saturday my stirrup broke and fell off my saddle while I was racing a friend! I considered to just keep racing, but I do ride an ex-race horse and I need both stirrups to brace on to stop her. That was the exciting part, and the bad part was that my new horse is hurt and my saddle is broke.
Bummer on the saddle. I have a spare set of stirrups & leathers, but haven't had to use them yet.

That was a pretty fast ride, over 7 mph average. It took us 5.5 hrs to go 16.4 miles Sunday! We averaged 3.3 mph, less than half your speed LOL.

What is your new horse?
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post #147 of 2156 Old 01-14-2013, 02:57 PM
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Bummer on the saddle. I have a spare set of stirrups & leathers, but haven't had to use them yet.

That was a pretty fast ride, over 7 mph average. It took us 5.5 hrs to go 16.4 miles Sunday! We averaged 3.3 mph, less than half your speed LOL.

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Well, my saddle is getting fixed as we speak. And I usually hold my speed from between 10 to 15 mph with some faster sprints to get the heart rate up and of course a little walking. My mare Bella has a 50 mile race in Febuary. My new mare is half Arabian half Saddlebred.
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post #148 of 2156 Old 01-14-2013, 04:22 PM
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Well, my saddle is getting fixed as we speak. And I usually hold my speed from between 10 to 15 mph with some faster sprints to get the heart rate up and of course a little walking. My mare Bella has a 50 mile race in Febuary. My new mare is half Arabian half Saddlebred.
Oh I am so jealous now! I looked for an Arab/saddlebred for a long time before buying my new appendix QH. My dream is to do endurance riding, and I bought my Rocky Mtn gelding thinking he would be good, but he is way too slow.

Can you post some pictures? Would love to see her & Bella too
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Well, I guess my truck and trailer is stuck until spring or maybe summer...whenever the ground dries up...cause I can't budge that truck a bit
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You may have to get a wrecker. Do you have a neighbor that has a tractor that he can pull you out with?
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