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Well, it’s official – Cheefy’s got his 9k!

The AERC office got the results online today from the Grand Canyon ride – so now it’s official – Chief has his 9,000 miles!  Actually, he’s at 9,075.

It’s kind of hard to believe.  I dunno – like maybe it’s not real?  Where did the time go?  Just how did we rack up that many miles when it seems like I just got him?  I feel like I’m in a time warp and maybe

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My horses problem couldn’t possibly be related to…..his rider!

This cartoon is great.  So many endurance riders are experts and finding excuses for whatever is wrong with their horse. It can’t ever be their fault that something is wrong with their horse.

I admit to looking at things a quite a bit differently than others.  First things first.  When I have a pull on a ride I consider that to be a failure.  Actually, the problem or failure is in the fact that

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Winterizing your horse trailer

I regularly winterize my trailer after each trip during a large part of the year due to the climate I live in.  Which means that I winterize my trailer after every trip between now (late October) through May. I can’t count on there not being any hard freezes so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

I got my current LQ trailer in June 2003, so it’s been through nearly seven ride seasons so

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Chief’s eyelid update

We have our fingers crossed that the surgery Chief had on his eyelid today will be the final one, and that it will heal appropriately.

I took a photo of Chief grazing on the lawn while we waited for the vet to show up.  The lawn grass and pasture is still green!  Fall is here – lots of our trees are still turning color.  Some of the prettier trees are just starting to turn

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Healthy hooves from the inside out

The hoof on this horse has improved significantly since this photo was taken!

I’m going to share more info here on vaccinations and how their over use can contribute to an unhealthy horse.  You can’t expect to have healthy hooves if your horses immune system is shot or if your horse is otherwise stressed.

There are so many things to consider when keeping our horses barefoot that it can’t all be covered in

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Cool ringtones, and they really are free!

I love having custom ringtones on my cell phone. It’s really kind of cool to have a special ringtone for different people so that you can immediately identify who is calling. There are so many places to get ringtones, either free or by purchasing them. It’s also easy to make them yourself, which is what my husband does.

Bongotones (http://www.bongotones.com) is a great site that will give you free ringtones. There are a couple

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Video from NAEC – Kentucky Mud anyone?

and this…is what it looked like before the mud…

Reins, martingales, lead ropes; how to stay untangled!

I took this photo at the 15 mile vetcheck on day 1 at High Desert this last weekend.

I was almost ready to leave and had Bo’s reins and bit back on him.  I still needed to clip the martingale to the rings on the reins.  In the photo it’s clipped to the center ring on the breast collar and hanging.

If you enlarge the photo (click on it) you can see the two

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High Desert Endurance Ride 2009

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Revisiting the importance of hobble training your horse

I tied Chief up and moved all of the loose wire away from the trail after our close encounter with it.

I mentioned earlier this week encountering a roll of barbed wire on the trail during the Grand Canyon ride.

The wire was obviously not there (IN the trail) when the trail was marked, but somehow it ended up right on the trail – maybe some cows or deer drug it over.  The

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