Rides of March Endurance Ride *pics*

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  1. firegurl979

    firegurl979 Senior Member

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    Had a great time at Rides of March endurance ride! Niki was great, couldn't have asked her to be better. Fantastic scores all day and was barefoot with Hoof Armor. Was also quite honored to be along for a previous herd member, Kenny's, first 50!!! Quite an accomplishment for the crooked legged Morgan/Welsh that was slaughter bound only a few years ago, so lucky he was pulled off the truck! So proud of them! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]❤ Awesome ride managing, fun people, and as always it was an adventure! Ride season has officially begun for West Region!

    Tough ride, fairly deep sand the whole time, and lots of long gradual climbs. Saw antelope, and hunting hounds. :D The weather was a tad crazy, as we had everything from sun, rain, dark skies, clear skies, and WIND repeatedly, yay high desert! Never know what your gonna get lol. We got tons of pics, but I'll try to keep it to a minimum :p

    and... we're off! Ride began at 7 am.
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    Morning sky
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    Aurora on Kenny
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    Up we go, one of many passes we would climb
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    cool craggy rocks everywhere
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    Riding with friends

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    Crazy weather rolling in and out lol
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    Random snow was here and there
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    Taking a break at the first hold- we had 2 in camp mandatory vet checks/holds. Horses have to pass each one as fit to continue, along with the pre ride check the day before, and the final check when your done. So.. 4 total.
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    and the 2nd hold
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    (continued in next post!)
     
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    firegurl979 Senior Member

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    Final loop!
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    Kenny rocking his Morgan road trot!
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    Headed back to camp for the last time!
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    and we had beers waiting in the final water trough :D Earned that! lol
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    Happy, healthy ponies! Literally lol with Niki at 14.2 hh and Kenny at 14.1 hh
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    The next day, I dropped Kenny off at Aurora's on the way home, and Niki had a little stretch and snack break before the rest of our 2 hour drive. Also hosed her off with warm water lol.

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    firegurl979 Senior Member

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    Made it back home last night!
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    firegurl979 Senior Member

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    and got the official ride pics up today :D

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    and Kenny's
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    Caoimhe Senior Member

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    I love all the photos! Congratulations on an awesome ride, I would love to ride in country like that someday. :loveflag:

    Who made the fish blanket? That is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Hahaha
     
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    firegurl979 Senior Member

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    Thank you! :D
    Coolers were custom made by this lovely gal (warning, all her stuff is addicting and awesome! Especially the neck cozys! I'm wearing it in the ride pics lol) - Hooves N Whiskers Who was actually also at the ride and finished the 50 as well! :D
     
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    Awesome pictures! 3 of my riding friends were out there. I'm hoping my green bean will be ready to try this ride next year.
     
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    firegurl979 Senior Member

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    Where are you located at? :)
     
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    Congratulations-!!
     
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