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post #1 of 1021 Old 01-01-2019, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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2019 rides! Happy trails

For the first time I actually rode on January 1st! What a great start to the year

It was pouring rain all day yesterday, which did nothing to improve the footing on the property. Wet, muddy and slick all around; but since I had to work, hauling to drier trails was not an option. My pony was apparently still riled up from all the fireworks last night and expected a monster behind every bush and in each puddle, making the ride interesting And she was definitively not amused, when our perceived "shortcut" to avoid lots of standing water resulted in a water crossing that went far over Raya's knees

Poor princess got wet and dirty and was only allowed to walk

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post #2 of 1021 Old 01-01-2019, 11:42 PM
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I also got to ride today! Was just checking fencelines, but was still riding! No mud what so ever here! 20 F with 15mph winds! Was a bit chilly but sooo worth it! Was the first time Ive actually ridden since we moved to MT, and was nice not having my horse fight with me about having other horses around, he seems to enjoy Mr. Squishy tagging along!
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post #3 of 1021 Old 01-01-2019, 11:48 PM
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WOOT it is 2019 and time to start another year of riding adventures!!

Congrats to @SwissMiss and @csimkunas6 for their New Year's Day rides!! (Miss Raya still looks cute btw)

I had to work so not riding today, and car repairs scheduled for tomorrow. I certainly hope I have a dollar or two left in my bank account after the mechanic gets done...

If it is not raining, will definitely RIDE
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post #4 of 1021 Old 01-02-2019, 08:54 AM
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Yay @SwissMiss , thanks for starting the thread this year I am expecting it will probably be a couple of months before I can get any rides in. We have had such a bizarre winter, tons of snow in November and early December, then strange warming that melted a lot of it but flash froze into lakes of ice everywhere. I am not comfortable with icy footing, so the girls are winter vacationing and I'll have to ride along with all of you until a bit later this year! Keep those pictures coming!!
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post #5 of 1021 Old 01-02-2019, 10:02 AM
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No trails (yet! hoping to do some in the next few weeks as it's rained a lot lately) - but I did ride yesterday, first ride of the year!

Rode in my comfy Barefoot treeless saddle.

Promise is so fluffy lol
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post #6 of 1021 Old 01-02-2019, 11:04 AM
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I got to ride...in the car! LOL! I will probably get Spirit out for the first ride of the year today!

@SwissMiss you are very intrepid to ride in the rain!

@csimkunas6 that Squishy is adorable talking to Rodeo!!

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post #7 of 1021 Old 01-02-2019, 05:29 PM
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Subbing. If it will quit raining, I'll start riding.

Carpe Diem!
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post #8 of 1021 Old 01-02-2019, 08:37 PM
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We had 16 riders on New Years day, and rode 15 miles up and down the mountains, into and out of the Gee Creek Wilderness area in Polk County TN.

While it was a gray day, the weather was pleasant at aroun 55 degrees....the good thing about the mountains, is if you stay on the mountain, it's not to muddy.

So, I've got 15 miles for 2019!

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post #9 of 1021 Old 01-02-2019, 09:07 PM
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Fancy and I got the year started right with about an hour bareback ride.
Here we are heading out, then in the woods where something got her attention.
Riding was limited due to conditions.

2019 Miles: 2
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post #10 of 1021 Old 01-03-2019, 05:35 PM
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Happy (belated) New Year!

I didn't ride on the first, but I did today. Yay! Finally, a day without rain! I rode on the little trail behind the neighborhood houses where she is boarded. I'm not quite sure how long it is, but it took a little over an hour walking.
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