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post #331 of 368 Old 05-07-2019, 08:00 PM
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Yesterday, I got George out. The whole story is in my journal.






Today, I got Phin out.





2019 mileage
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5/6 george 9.67 miles 1760 ft climb 5.2 mph 76F 662.27 total miles
5/7 phin 10.11 miles 1862 ft climb 5.3 mph 81F 672.38 total miles
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post #332 of 368 Old 05-07-2019, 11:23 PM
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Got chase out today, and decided what better way to get him used to bikes than to trail ride with one!



So, my husband brought his bike, and my daughter got to tag along too :)

We did mostly follow, mainly because the bike is a bit faster than the horse lol But, we also made sure to switch things up and have him pass the bike, and the bike follow and pass us, etc. and it went pretty well.

I didnít have my map going, but H had his watch and we went about 3.7 miles. Another nice perk to having him along, extra pictures and a video of Chase playing in the water :)






2019 miles~ 74.2


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post #333 of 368 Old 05-08-2019, 09:55 AM
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@Chase your husband is a keeper!
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post #334 of 368 Old 05-09-2019, 07:25 PM
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Today, I got both boys out. The whole story is in my journal.

I started with George.





Next it was Phin's turn, along with Kestrel.




2019 mileage
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5/9 george 10.52 miles 1536 ft climb 5.3 mph 46F 682.90 total miles
5/9 phin 5.28 miles 898 ft climb 3.8 mph 48F 688.18 total miles
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post #335 of 368 Old 05-10-2019, 06:55 AM
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Looks like more rain again this weekend.....I'm starting to suffer withdrawals.....2+ inches expected over the weekend....
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post #336 of 368 Old 05-10-2019, 08:32 AM
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Just reporting that I had a nice long trail ride this afternoon through the valley floor including at the neighbour's place. Very pretty ride, here's some of the scenery (composite from past shots):











This is the actual ride map:



The "pathfinding" along the animal tracks through the bush is great fun for both of us - Sunsmart really loves that kind of terrain, and choosing routes through it. He's good at it, so I let him. The best part today was coming out of the end of that bushland section, near the property boundary, where you turn right and go up the hill. The horse said, "May I?" and I said, "Of course! Wheeeeee!" and off he galloped up the hill, and I had the wind whistling past my ears - it was great!

...especially since I am speed limited on my own two feet at the moment due to a stress fracture https://www.horseforum.com/member-jo...post1970716561. So it was lovely to be going fast. I'm also allowed on the bicycle, and my husband and I are going for a training ride in the morning where I plan on going fast to make up for all the slowcoaching I have to do on foot at the moment...

After our merry gallop, it was walking alternating with fast trotting, all the way home. Happy horse and happy rider.

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post #337 of 368 Old 05-10-2019, 09:32 AM
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Great pictures @SueC ... the one with grass as far as the eye can see


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It's a bit of a visual illusion, @ChasingDreams , it's a hilltop and therefore you can't see the forests all around, but you can on the ride map!

I thought your horse/bicycle ride was very cool, and especially that cute little bicycle passenger! Awwwww! Years ago, when we first moved to our farm, Brett came out with me once on the mountainbike. I ride a Trotter, however, and so we had the opposite problem- horse too fast for cyclist! So we had to do a lot of walking / jogging, instead of kicking loose at the trot, or cantering etc. I should dig out the pictures sometime.

Re that bored when riding / hiking discussion, can't relate at all... when I'm in nature and moving, I can't be bored because it's such a magnificent experience. I might get bored fishing though, so I don't. I only get bored if I can't move / read a good book / do constructive work etc. I've not been bored since childhood - it's very boring when you have to sit still at the table while adults drone on and noone thinks to include you in the conversation!

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...I found it. It's only one photo though. I thought we took more... this is back in 2013... you can just see Brett and his mountain bike up ahead... (these are the Western Forests I've not documented on ride photoessays yet...)
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...I found it. It's only one photo though. I thought we took more... this is back in 2013... you can just see Brett and his mountain bike up ahead... (these are the Western Forests I've not documented on ride photoessays yet...)

Nice! My trails are really hilly, and since H was pedaling (with a passenger) and I was riding, I tried to choose routes that would be more downhill than up. Thatís probably why he was so much faster, your trail looks pretty level in that photo.

Please do, document away :) those trees look so cool. What kind are they?


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