My first goal is to complete an endurance or competitive trail ride. I took my first step towards this in September. Some friends, Cory, and I participated in a FHA clinic at the Renab Ranch in Lecanto, FL.
We really enjoyed our stay. Lillian Baner is an excellent hostess.
Loving our new trailer
Friday night they fed us dinner and had several speakers.
Here's KD, Jenny, and Christina llistening to the presentations.
Simon listens too (Julianne's poodle)
Christina & Hope - Can you tell she used to show Hope? Picture perfect!
"The ride begins at a site just East of Bradenton, Florida, and ends in Ft. Pierce, Florida, a total of approximately 120 miles. Each day's ride is approximately 15 to 20 miles in length. The purpose of the ride is to draw attention to Florida's horse and cattle heritage. The ride travels a highway right-of-way and requires that we be at designated points along the way at certain times of the day. Riders and their horses should be conditioned for these requirements." (from the Florida Cracker Trail Association)
So there you have it, my goals - practical and doable IF I stop letting other things get in the way. It's no surprise that teaching keeps me busy. It's just one of those jobs that requires a lot of work off the clock. However, first quarter is officially over and grades are in, and with any luck, I can get back to riding more consistently.