Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mt Carmel XP 250mile 5 day endurance ride 2012

 The transmission in our truck died on the way back from Nevada so i couldn't transport Kipling to this ride. It just so happened, my good friend and super endurance gal, Kerry Greear was taking a spare horse in the hope she my get someone to ride him at least a couple of days. Perfect. A couple of days ended up being five thanks to our diligent adherence to the careful plan  devised by Kerry. We took the first 3 days very slow and careful and started to move them up on day four leading to a regular 50 mile endurance ride pace on day five. We top tenned the last day but the real win was having two very healthy looking horses at the end of 250 mile. Kerry really knows how to make a plan and stick to it. Thanks Kerry, I enjoyed it immensely and owe it all to you and Little Joe Too.

Oh and we rode the whole five days in Easyboot glue-ons. We each lost a front right on day four but Dave Rabe came to the rescue and fixed that for us.(Dave is always helping people at rides and we al love him!) Apparently a little dirt got in during application so we carried some spare easy boot glove in case the same thing had happened to the others. We didn't need them however as all boots 'stuck like glue' for the rest of the ride.

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