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post #3721 of 4333 Old 07-20-2018, 10:51 PM
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We DO love pictures @mslady254 Thank you for sharing!
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post #3722 of 4333 Old 07-23-2018, 08:22 PM
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@Celeste : hope the bear moves right back out!!

@mslady254 : that is one good looking pony!


This weekend, DH and I went north for the Moonlight in Vermont endurance ride. The whole story is in my journal.

Friday, I got to pre-ride on a friend's horse as he was being the parking attendant:





Saturday, Flo and I did the 75 miler.









Today I have spent editing things, doing laundry, and trying to get the mess from the weekend cleaned up between storms..


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post #3723 of 4333 Old 07-24-2018, 12:25 PM
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@phantomhorse13 Thanks! I think he is a handsome fellow. I admire your endurance...Sonny would be sure I'd lost my mind and I would agree with him if we tried for 75!! miles. wowser....is that done in 2 days ? how long does it take? If Sonny, were younger, and IF I had the time to condition us...Lots of 'ifs'...LOL...I think I would enjoy endurance. I very much enjoyed the video!! Was your horse cantering a lot of the time? I couldnt tell for sure, could have been gaiting...the part in the moonlight was especially cool. It does look like fun!

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post #3724 of 4333 Old 07-24-2018, 06:20 PM
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75!! miles. wowser....is that done in 2 days ? how long does it take? Was your horse cantering a lot of the time?
This ride was one day. Under AERC (American Endurance Ride Conference) rules, you have 12 hours to do 50 miles, 18 hours to do 75 miles, and 24 hours to do 100 miles. That time includes the mandatory vet checks and rest (hold) times. I was riding conservatively as it was Flo's first time at that distance, so I finished in just under 17 hours. Actual ride time was about 14 hours.

Flo was trotting the majority of the video; she is very smooth. She is still developing her canter, so it's not something we do on hills much at this point.


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post #3725 of 4333 Old 07-25-2018, 04:43 PM
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Hope all is well with everyone! Please check in as you can.


Today is day 3 of rain and I am basically going stir crazy. It's been a huge PITA to try to get things from the weekend dry enough to put away as we have had 4.5 inches of rain in the past 2.5 days. I strung a clothesline in the garage and there are buckets and other misc things everywhere..

Earlier, it stopped raining for like an hour and I took advantage to get out of the house. I took Mia down to the outdoor ring so I could take a look at the creek. She was just as happy to be outside as I was and was bouncing all over like a puppy. At one point I lost sight of her in the fields and when I whistled, she came boinging up out of the alfalfa!



We slogged our way down to the outdoor and found the creek the angriest I have ever seen it.



Normally you could walk across that section and at it's deepest, the water might come up to your knees. Not today!! They are having a lot of ugly flooding south of here and I can see why.

After taking these pictures, I turned around to head for home and Mia came bounding over.. and I started laughing like mad.



I guess she was looking for the groundhog and found a mud treatment instead?! And this from a dog that normally hates wet and dirt!!





It started pouring not 5 minutes after we got home, so glad I timed that well. Only a little over a half inch of rain today so far, but the day isn't over yet..


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post #3726 of 4333 Old 07-25-2018, 05:07 PM
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as we have had 4.5 inches of rain in the past 2.5 days.
Wow, that's about 1/2 of the rain we get in the whole year. We get 9 to 11 inches of moisture a year, including all the accumulated snow (water content) we get in the winter!

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post #3727 of 4333 Old 07-25-2018, 07:50 PM
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Wow, that's about 1/2 of the rain we get in the whole year. We get 9 to 11 inches of moisture a year, including all the accumulated snow (water content) we get in the winter!
This week has been insane. Its breaking all kinds of records.

DH and I went out to dinner with Keith and Gina.. and the skies opened while we were out. We got an INCH of rain in about a 30 minute period.. made driving home entertaining. Rain gauge is now at 1.6 inches for today and its still coming down..

And we have been lucky. About 20 minutes west of here, they were up to 9 inches this morning and another 30 min west of there were at 14 inches!! And that doesn't include the rain from today. All sorts of things are under water. In theory, we are supposed to get a break starting tomorrow, but then its right back to rain Monday and for the next week.


So ironic that we are drowning while places out West are burning up.


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post #3728 of 4333 Old 07-25-2018, 08:42 PM
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So ironic that we are drowning while places out West are burning up.
In more ways than one. We haven't had any rain for 4 weeks and the last 3 weeks have had high temps above 90 every single day but one. It's dry, dry, dry. We have a wild fire about 120 miles west of us that has burned 51,000 acres as of noon today. It's real hazy and you can smell the smoke. We keep our eye on the sky every afternoon for dry thunderstorms and keep track of lightening strike on the internet in case we have a fire at the ranch. If we do we will have to hustle out there and see if we need to move cattle.

Good luck keeping out of the floods and quit being so selfish- send some of it our way.
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post #3729 of 4333 Old 07-25-2018, 10:16 PM
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Hi Rod, All!

It continues to be hot and dry in Southern and Central Colorado as well.

The Climatologists aren't saying "Drought" any more, now it's Aridification :-(
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post #3730 of 4333 Old 07-26-2018, 12:17 AM
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@phantomhorse13 - the weatherman here keeps telling us we're getting afternoon thunderstorms, and I've driven through a few on the way home from work, but here at the house, we've only had sprinkles. The storms keep passing to the north or south of us. I've actually had to resort to watering my tomatoes! We are getting the humidity, though, and I just can't seem to muster up the gumption to saddle up and ride when it's 94 and muggy. I did jump on Tango bareback for a few minutes this evening - just around the pasture since it was his first time. He did really well.

@george the mule and @Rod - didn't really like the drought report you posted about. It's scary when woodlands or grasslands are dry. Forest fires especially scare me.

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