Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
• Horses: 0
Once you ride in the mountains, In Alberta, you will be hooked!
I used to pretend I was ridding in wilderness, back in Ontario, whenever I rode through some wood lots and a back country sandy road
As for Spruce Meadows, a great venue for watching International Show Jumping.
It is unfortunate though, that the Telus Battle of the breeds and Horses of the World, are no longer part of the Masters.
I spent quite abit of time at Spruce Meadows, both in the Appaloosa booth, bringing a horse, and also in doing some demos there
At that time, the trade fair had way more horse related booths, and now many of the booths are devoted to urban yuppies.
I \learned'to ski on that so called Hamilton mountain,sticky slow snow and not anywhere near a mountain.
Thus, when I got out west, I and some friends decided to go and ski at Sunshine.
Of course, fueled by youth and thinking I had really learned to ski, took the chair lift up. I had rented skis, which apparently were not adjusted correctly to release
Well, I started going down faster and faster (think we were up strawberry ), no idea as to how to really snow plow,to try and slow my ever increasing speed!long story short, took a somersault, without skis releasing, torqued a knee really badly, which most likely added to all the insult to my knees, which eventually needed complete replacements
Hamilton escarpment , is more apt !