Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tevis training, American River

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I met Robert Weldin (who took these photos) at I Know You Rider in Evanston last year. He offered to take me riding on the Tevis trail which is pretty well in his back yard. He and his gracious wife Sharron hosted us this week end and we rode the last portion of the Tevis; the part that will, on the day, be done in the dark with lots of drop-offs to avoid. Wish i had taken my camera as the views are spectacular, mostly right above this, the American River hundreds of feet below.Gotta have a good horse and I've got one! Poor Ice, Mernie's horse, was a trooper. She struggled but kept up. She got to the middle of the river and stopped. Kip had to go feach her so we took the opportunity for a photo while she rested and cooled off. Robert and Sharron supplied lunch of wine cheese, cherries and chocolate making the whole day extremely civilized.They have good endurance horses and know the trail inside out and back to front.Kip rocked! He LOVES this trail and says bring on some more! Next training ride 31st May then the real thing on 9th August. Yeehah! R