don't let them keep you away! Just come here, where we are all nice!
love the town names, we have a lot of towns named after Native American words which makes it pretty funny when people from around here try to pronounce them! Wayzata (Why-zet-ah), Chokio (Sha-ki-oh), Shakopee (Shock-o-pee), etc!
don't you love silly horses? Chico has recently decided the downed tree at the park that he has walked over 3x a week since the park opened this spring is SUPER SCARY!
This weekend we had our closest ride. Saturday Chico and I completed our first 50! (Pictures are from mile 48) It was hot and humid but we had a ton of fun and I was soooooo proud of him! He was a rockstar all day, yanking my arms out the first 2 loops, chasing Competitive Trail riders at mile 35, and wiggling for the vet at the end. Sunday morning he woke up and hollered his face off the whole time we were out on trail with his buddies, rolled and bucked at Stitch as soon as he got in the pasture, and threw a hissy fit when he finished his grain and he was still tied up (pawing, biting Jake, chewing the fence) so I think it's safe to say he feels good!
Sunday wasn't as good, Comet was pulled for lameness after 15 miles (likely a tweaked muscle from the deep sand vet didn't think it was anything serious) and Jake was a little off due to rubs from his boots so I rider optioned him. It was even hotter and more humid so a part of me wasn't too upset I didn't have to ride the extra 10 miles. Jake trotted sound down the driveway this morning after his breakfast so I'm hoping to get a set of shoes on him and get him through his first LD in 2 weeks!
FYI First 2 pictures are Chico, 3rd is Jake. They both look similar coated in sweat and with their Quiet Ride masks on!
I'll have to revive my journal and write the whole story of the 50 this afternoon or tomorrow. Thanks to
who was messaging us all day and making me drink my water and electrolytes! Couldn't have done it without her support!