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        01-04-2013, 07:41 PM
      #31
    Yearling
    I had thought of getting out, but it was 7 this morning, So I wimped out.
         
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        01-04-2013, 07:44 PM
      #32
    Trained
    I wouldn't get out of bed if it were 7 degrees!

    I am hoping to get to ride tomorrow, even if it is just a mile.
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        01-04-2013, 08:54 PM
      #33
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Brrrrrr....7 degrees sounds pretty dang cold!!!!

    Dawn, I hope you get the job or something in that area for your expertise.

    Come on down here...there is a huge race horse/ranch practice about 45 miles from here in Vinton, La. LOL they are bound to need your skills!
         
        01-04-2013, 09:13 PM
      #34
    Green Broke
    Went for a ride this morning istead of this afternoon. Beautiful morning for a ride. Rode 4.97 miles

    Total
    Sammy: 13.29 miles
    Apache:1.86 miles

    Sammy on the wrong side of last nights temporary fence. If the fence isn't perfect he will go through it.
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    The hill we trotted and cantered up awesome spot.
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    Sammy and some random ponies.
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        01-04-2013, 09:58 PM
      #35
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Painted Horse    
    I had thought of getting out, but it was 7 this morning, So I wimped out.
    Wimped out? Naw.....I wouldn't have went either.....
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        01-05-2013, 12:47 AM
      #36
    Banned
    Went out with Drift and a good friend this morning! My college courses begin again on Tuesday, so I am trying to use this weekend to get back into what I call my "school schedule". Which means riding with my friend at 5 30 in the morning.

    I was running late this morning- pulled up right at 6 15. We went to go get the boys and caught the best sunrise! I love waking up with Drift. Makes it all worth it! According to the GPS on my phone we did 2.5 miles this morning. Rode from about 7 until 11. Ambled around at some parts- just enjoying the morning! Drifter even proved to me that he still wanted to jump. And as you can see, the dog enjoyed himself as well :)

    Looking forward to keeping up with everybody's trail stories and pictures :)
         
        01-05-2013, 01:34 AM
      #37
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Love all of those pictures!!!
         
        01-05-2013, 03:14 AM
      #38
    Weanling
    I am so glad you started this thread again QOS. I had planned on doing endurance training and racing with my Arabian, but sadly, I am needing to sell him - He is a bit too energetic and bull-headed for someone like me who is just starting to get into the swing of things after being off a horses back for about 4 years. Luckily though, I have my QH Rose. :) She has proven to be a wonderful mare, and I really look forward to trail riding with her this year!!!

    Miles: .5 :)

    Here we are right after our short ride. She didn't even break a sweat!

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        01-05-2013, 05:01 AM
      #39
    Green Broke
    Rose looks pretty I like her colour.
         
        01-05-2013, 08:37 AM
      #40
    Foal
    extra miles strategy

    My strategy for riding more miles in 2013 is to add extra miles in the winter. I am not fond of cold wet weather, and I usually don't ride much for 2 months in the winter. This year I am trying to at least hop on bareback for a quick ride out and back across the neighboring fields every day. It adds maybe 20 minutes to my barn chores. Not a big deal. Adds at least a mile every day, and boosts my spirits to get through winter! Once I'm on the horse I often decide to ride further. So far, so good. I suspect I will skip days when it is raining, extra windy, or much below 20 degrees. NOT a fan of winter. :/

    So far I am up to 9.6 miles... goal for January is a modest 50 miles, then start ramping up with the improved weather.

    Of course I will make up lots of extra miles on long rides during the spring/summer/fall. I can't wait. Come on spring!
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