My goal for 2018 was to ride 400 miles. I finished October with 353 miles and thought it was pretty much a done deal. Well, that's what I get for counting my eggs before they hatch. Between the 30th of October and the 10th of December, I had one chance to ride. Suddenly, I'm in the middle of the second week in December and I'm 46 miles short of my goal and there's bad weather, holiday obligations and work to be done. But I was able to ride the last three days and today I made it to 402 miles. That feels much better.
I'm in the same situation, not a lot of days left in the year so we'll see what happens.
Originally Posted by phantomhorse13 View Post
I don't expect to hit 2000 this year. My family comes tomorrow, and it is unlikely I will be riding during their visit. So I won't make a personal best for 2018, but considering I didn't compete on our horses at all this season and 2 out of 3 horses were out of commission most of the year even for training.. I am very happy with the total I have!
I'm a bit bummed, I had hoped to at least exceed last year's total (163 miles) but was really targeting 200+ miles. But an unexpected move in the middle of the year, and unexpected trailer loading issue with my main mare, and unexpected snow the first week of November really got me off track. So, it's looking like I'm going to end the year at 143 miles. We are having torrential rain today melting the foot of snow on the ground, which will end with a flash freeze tomorrow
So I'm not really expecting much more riding.
I will say though, even when I was getting less saddle time than I wanted, I've loved being part of this thread and find it really inspiring. It's wonderful to see so many different people, horses, and beautiful places and get to vicariously experience so many different kinds of "trail riding." Thanks to everyone who's participated in the thread.
Here's to an ambitious 2019!