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May 17th, 2007

03:18 pm
anyone going to Mt. Adams? I'm going to do the 100 :)

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October 30th, 2006

11:43 pm
just a couple weeks ago, my horse bowed his tendon.  it was the most upsetting thing that's happened to me in a long time--i was absolutely DEVASTATED!  my vet recommended the "A-Cell" procedure and i went through with it...does anyone have anything they can tell me about this procedure?  i've been told by vets that it's the newest thing to do for bowed tendons and that it has had positive results, and i've read the same thing on the internet, but i don't know anyone who has had it done personally/first-hand.  Does anyone have anything to tell me about it?


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August 17th, 2006

02:19 pm
hi, i am looking for other riders in the central NJ area who are interested in riding on trail for fun or who want to run in Competative Trail Rides in this state (i am hoping to be able to run in them with a partner or two). I am located in riding distance of the Horse Park of New Jersey and have a trailer, so i am mobile. I am a 21/f with a New Jersey Bred Morgan Gelding, 12 years old, jumping 3'5" comfortably, and usually run about 10-15 miles a day during this time of year, but will be extended as it gets cooler out. If anyone is intersted, please let me know, i've been having a hard time finding people to ride with!

*x-posted to a few other horse communities*

p.s. i just created a new community (it's my first one), if you are interested, please join!  </a></strong></a>tri_stateriders

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August 1st, 2006

10:36 am - Wish me luck!
I'm off to Tevis tomorrow!
Of course, today I've come down with a cold, probably because I've stressed myself out.
But YAY! I'm so excited/nervous about the ride!

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March 21st, 2006

06:12 pm - squee!
I got my Tevis ride application in the mail yesterday!
I can't wait to try for #6!

New Cuyama 3-day ride is this weekend, and I'm READY to GO!

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November 13th, 2005

09:57 pm
Hey there. I just did a search for Tevis and was thrilled to find people actually knew what it was. If all goes well I'll be doing the up coming Tevis myself :) I've been doing endurance riding for years now, but havn't been around my horses for a while. I'm getting back into it full swing. By the by, my name is Genevieve. Good to meet you all!

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September 26th, 2005

02:51 pm - The ride.
It was Zinny's first endurance ride, and for a young horse who's never been around lots of other horses, this is a big, big deal. She was very excited about all the activity, and very flustered by all the other horses on the trail, especially when they tried to pass. We spent a very exciting (read: dangerous) first 5 miles of the ride. But I think that my ability to remain calm, keep my breathing deep & my seat relaxed (even though I'm hanging on) helped her to calm down so quickly. I'm almost sorry she calmed down so much though because from then on, we had a hard time going forward. Both Zinny and Annie (who my boyfriend, and inexperienced rider, was on) are somewhat scaredy-cats, and so every little rock, branch, bunny, hiker, biker, dog, etc. out on the trail was a good reason to STOP. And not go ever again. I had to get off lots to get Zinny to go forward. That was okay. We went slow, and didn't finish within the alotted time so we didn't get our completion, but all in all what we were going for was a positive experience for a new horse. And that she got. There was no trauma or drama, she wasn't overworked and finished in high spirits (in fact the vet at the finish suggested that we go another 25 miles and maybe my horse would finally look like she'd gone somwhere and stop pulling at me -- she was very animated at the end). Anyway, Zinny doesn't have an AERC number yet (which is the organization that puts on endurance rides) and so her non-completion won't be on her record. Also, it's just a 25-miler, and I don't really consider that as "counting" as an endurance ride. It's technically "limited distance" and sort of a different sport than the one I participate in. But it was a good first ride for Zinny. Especially since it was on her home turf, sort of.
Additionally, my boyfriend had a good first ride, too. He had fun (though complained that his back was hurting) and even complemented Annie on being a good girl.

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September 23rd, 2005

01:23 pm - wish me luck!
I'm off to a ride this evening -- the East Bay 25/50 -- and even though I'm only doing the 25 (my last ride was Tevis) I'm still really excited and sort of nervous becuase I'll be riding my horse's granddaughter in her very first endurance ride.
I hope she does well with all the excitement ... she's a very level-headed trail horse for such a youngster, so I think we'll be fine.

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August 8th, 2005

03:01 pm - Tevis photos!
These are taken by Melinda Hughes photography at Cougar Rock.
I can't decide which one to buy! But I'm so excited to see that I only looked PARTLY retarded going over the rock. And Smokey did a really good job, too!
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Current Mood: excitedexcited

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July 30th, 2005

12:13 pm - New
Hey everyone, Glad I FINALLY found an endurance community! I've been looking for a while.

Anyways, my name is Jess and I'm 19. I've only ever done one endurance ride, however I conditioned for three of them a year, they just never seeme to pan out. I am planning on the So Cal Manzanita One on OCtober First this year. I have a new mare [4.5 years] that I will be using, and it'll be her first time. My old mare, Bint Zonessa, is 19 and too old now to be doing endurance rides.

My last endurance ride info: 25 miles in four hours, twenty one minutes. Pretty slow pace, but I was with my trainer at the time, and she doesn't do them too fast. Ended up in 44th place out of a hundred or so.

NOT my goal this year. I want at least top 20, ten if I can really do it. Only problem is I only have unti October first, which is when the ride is. What do you guys do to get your horses in shape? We have lots of hills, which I use to my advantage, and lots of traills from the california riding and hiking trail.

BPH Raffanna, my new endurance horseCollapse )

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