So far this ride season, I’ve glued Renegade glue-on boots on Chief twice. The first time he completed three endurance rides in the glue-ons, and the second time he completed four endurance rides in the glue-ons. I know you are probably wondering what does that have to do with thrush spray?
Well…a lot! One of the reasons why I am not a big fan of gluing boots on is because I don’t like having
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I think most of us develop a routine each morning before we ride an endurance ride. i’ll share with you one of mine. What are yours?
First of all – I love Emergen-C! I’ve been using it for at least a decade now. It really kept me going on the 2001 XP. Back then there was only one flavor. Now there are several flavors. The photo shows the ones I currently have in my
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Adding extra Vitamin E to our endurance horses feed ration on a daily basis can be really helpful. Especially for those horse that are working consistently and do not live on pasture.
I’ve always used the 400 I.E. gel caps that I get in a big jar from Costco. I’ve been doing this for years and years…originally based upon the original recommendations by Susan Garlinghouse after I heard one of her lectures. Since then
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I’m going to share a few things that I learned about horse feed in this blog post. Then I will do another one showing a bit more about what I learned about actually managing the horses hoof itself, when the horse is hoof sensitive.
New Low Starch and Low NSC feeds are becoming readily available at feed stores. Almost all of the major brands now have something. This is great news and will allow
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Here are some current photos of Bo’s hooves. These were taken over the weekend while I was at the Hell’s Kitchen Canyon ride. Bo has been doing very well barefoot. I’ve ridden Bo barefoot on quite a few rides in the last few months. I’ve found that it’s been really super easy to pull his Renegades off and then put them on when the terrain changes. Together, Bo and I have been gaining our
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On the trail of the Pony Express. The express mail service lasted less than two years, but its lore lives on in a trail blazed across the West. The trip today offers intrigue and glimpses into history. Click here to read the rest of this LA Times article!
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I’ve been using the MegaDose vitamins on my guys for years now – mainly for the selenium but also for good hoof health, probiotics, etc.
MegaDose seems to be a good all in one vitamin that comes in pellet form,
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Slideshow: Fullscreen: This was my third time going to Hell’s Kitchen Canyon and Bruce Burnham (RM) thought it was either the 30th or 31st year for the ride. They do a great job with this one day 25/50 mile ride in Gunnison, Utah. Dave Rabe and I both decided to stay around after Mt. Carmel and help clean up after that ride and help get Dave and Ann on their way to Alaska–
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I haven’t had much time to post lately, and the internet has been pretty slow and consistently iffy. When it has worked I’ve used it to get the Mt. Carmel XP ride results posted and other work done that I needed to. I still have a ton more to do and know that there is still quite a bit of content that hasn’t been put back on the XP site. I’ll try to get
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Slideshow: Fullscreen: Here are some of my ride photos from last weeks’ 5 day Mt. Carmel ride! I had a great ride, three days on Chief and two days on Bo. Results are done and posted on the XP Rides website.