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post #1011 of 1021 Old 12-31-2019, 10:55 PM
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Happy new year 2020 !!!

happy new year 2020 !!!
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post #1012 of 1021 Old 01-01-2020, 01:28 PM
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Fizz and I wish all our trail riding friends a very happy new year!



I made a little compilation of our favorite "trails through the seasons" for 2019: spring, summer, fall, winter, all in Vermont.


Here's to a great 2020 of trails!
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post #1013 of 1021 Old 01-01-2020, 02:07 PM
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New Year's morning, my next door neighbor girl and friend came to ride at 7:00 a.m. The last time they came, it was a fiasco, and I felt so sorry for them. We had made plans for the little beginner friend to ride. She was so excited. But the horse I planned to borrow became suddenly unavailable, so we were just riding my horses in the paddock and pen.

Since I normally ride trails, my two horses didn't behave for the girls in the paddock and pen. The girls got discouraged, gave up, and went home. I assured them if they came back over the Christmas break, I would take them on a trail ride, and it would be good.

So they came this morning, and it was all good. I was able to use my beginner-friendly Chorro, whom I couldn't use last time. I rode Acicate, who tests new riders and my young neighbor had failed the test. And the raw beginner got my ever steady takes-care-of-novices Isabeau.

It was very cold for us Floridians, 32 F, and of course the girls have no clue about how to dress in freezing weather. They had on little sweatshirts and no gloves. Luckily, I have been dealing with kids and cold for many years, and I had extra layers, gloves, and hand warmers for them. My new beginner got to practice corto for a long long time. She thinks now she can really ride because my Pasos corto along so smoothly, it's just a joy to experience. It was such a fun ride, a huge contrast to the debacle of a month ago, and a great start to the new year.
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post #1014 of 1021 Old 01-01-2020, 06:16 PM
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I got my last ride of 2019 in yesterday. I rode my SIL's new horse Atzec. The whole story is in my journal.





2019 mileage
...
12/31 aztec 11.45 miles 1490 ft climb 3.4 mph 34F 1514.62 total miles


2019 stats:
1514.62 total miles

top 3 mileage horses:
Phin - 681.84 miles
Mu - 195.66 miles
George - 182.72


There is no joy equal to that found on the back of a horse.
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post #1015 of 1021 Old 01-01-2020, 07:02 PM
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I intended to start the year out with a New Year's day ride, but I woke up with a terrible sore throat, and stuffy head.
The weather was colder than forecast and I just wasn't feeling it, so I stayed home, curled up in the recliner all day.
Dear Husband did the dishes!!!

Fingers crossed I feel better tomorrow. Did anyone start a 2020 thread yet?
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post #1016 of 1021 Old 01-01-2020, 07:10 PM
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Patiently waiting on the 2020 thread to see who was out there today. As for us, we had sideways blowing snow all afternoon so no riding here.
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post #1017 of 1021 Old 01-01-2020, 07:13 PM
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@weeedlady - I hope you feel better!! Yay on your Dear hubby!

I was kinda waiting on the 2020 thread before posting but thought I will just go ahead! I didn't get a RIDE in but I did get out on the trail! My trail riding buddy invited me to go on a drive with her driving group. Man o man was that fun! Really fun! I have always been uneasy in a cart but not this time. The pony doing the driving is rock solid so that helps. Was a beautiful day for it, it did start out chilly but wasn't too bad.

The person parked next to us has a beautiful old Percheron... just handsome, he's in the pic below.... The group was soo nice. My friend drove and I stood behind her or there was a seat I could sit. It was fun!
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post #1018 of 1021 Old 01-01-2020, 07:57 PM
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Well I rode today, but wasn't long and not out on the trails, so don't feel qualified to start the 2020 thread. Maybe @SwissMiss will, she had a ride planned this afternoon.

I plan to just start counting my hours instead of miles, at least for Chivas. My GPS watch is broken, and until I get another horse for the trails, will mostly just be pasture riding.

So 30 minutes today.

Will whoever starts it link back to this one?
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post #1019 of 1021 Old 01-01-2020, 08:26 PM
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I also had hoped to ride but the sideways sleet and slimy footing stopped that idea right in its tracks.


I know @SwissMiss was out today so waiting on her to start the 2020 thread!


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post #1020 of 1021 Old 01-01-2020, 08:28 PM
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2019 rides! Happy trails

2020 thread started! Hopefully those who shared here, go ahead and cross-post over there too :)

2020 Trail Rides
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