Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Endurance Granny: Focus & Passion

This is worth reading (and remembering)

Endurance Granny: Focus & Passion: "What draws us to the horse? One of my earliest memories is the huge draft horses that were used as working animals on my grandfather's..."

Thursday, January 20, 2011

‎10 years ago, you wouldn't have caught me in a helmet. Then Cory came along and I realized I needed to set an example for my kid. I also wanted to be around to watch her grow. I still do a lot of reckless and stupid things but going without my helmet is not one of them.

Monday, January 17, 2011

PROUD Mommy!

Cory and Rocky completed their first 25 mile linited distance endurance ride.  I am so proud of them both.

The Gator Run

We arrived on Saturday, set up camp, and relaxed.  Chele tries on Cory's new hat.

Camp dogs - Poppy & Ruby

Heading up to vet in

My big girl

Julianne & Romeo show us how it's done

Linc & Rocky watch & learn

Cory presents Rocky to Dr. Doug

Back at camp.  We have time to play before the riders' meeting.

Cory loves the new glove Chele got her.

Dinner, awards, and riders' meeting

Water stop on our second loop

This is not something we see very often...  a sweaty Linc

Julianne has to unbridle Romeo so he'll drink

Still smiling after 21+ miles

Coming in

My Ruby

Can you tell I am happy?

These are the moments we'll always remember

Getting her time

She couldn't get off fast enough

They had a scale.  We forgot to weigh before the ride.  Romeo was 888, Linc was 916, and Rocky was 958  (or something like that).

Getting the all clear

Awards - we came in 38, 39, & 40.

Walking back to camp.  Romeo & Indy pose for us.

Cory with all her goodies.

Pics from the photographer on the first loop.  Look at how serious Cory was.

All A's - Rocky's on the left.  Linc's on the right.

HERE are all the pics.

I owe Chele and Julianne BIG thank yous.  I am still very new to all of this stuff.  They keep me sane and point me in the right direction when I am feeling lost.  I don't know that I would have the guts to try this stuff without them.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

An interesting read - Mustang Diaries: Summit Update

Mustang Diaries: Summit Update

A perfect weekend for riding...

On Saturday, 9 of us met at the Jennings Live Oak entrance and rode the yellow loop.  I believe it's around 16 miles.  We walked most of the time and took a few breaks, so it took us almost 6 hours to complete.

Rocky modeling his new, lime green tack.
On Sunday, Julianne, Cory, and I met at the Equestrian Center.  We decided to go splorin and managed to find our way to Sal Taylor and then Diamond D.  I am so excited about this.  JEC is a lot closer and has nice features (like water and a washrack).  To know that I can save gas and ride to other places is also a good thing.

Romeo was very interested in the cows

Linc wanted to give this one a smooch

Do you see him Mom?

Rocky was bored with cow watching.

Some more DD critters

FAT pony!

Linc wanted to smooch him too