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Discipline: LD/Endurance, CMO, Trail Rider, Cartoonist, Writer, Co-Director/ Green Bean Endurance

September 27, 2009

Finally bumped up the mileage thank you LIDA!!!

I met with Lida today at Versailles. We both wanted to push our horses up to a higher mileage. So we rode the whole park. The horses scooted along pretty quick on the XYZ loop finishing in about 2 hours ride time. Then a 35 minute break for lunch while the horses stuffed themselves with hay. Doc (Lida's beautiful saddlebred gelding) is just a great horse to rate along with. He can really motor down the trail, but Lida rated him down so that I could keep Phebes rated where I needed to be. After a little while it clicked, and I was able to get some nice slack in my reins. She also waited for Phebes at the water holes where we lost a lot of time, but by the second half Phebes was drinking at almost every stop as Doc patiently waited. The day was a lot of fun, even with the MUD. I'm thinking we will try to do another training ride in a couple of weeks, weather permitting. We completed 24.5 miles today and if it had been an Endurance ride we'd have made it as turtles, I'm good with that. The greatest reward of the day was when we got back, Phebes squatted and peed WONDERFUL GOLDEN PEE :)



  1. Doc & I had a great time. Thanks for helping us do our first 25 miles! And for being such a great tour guide. You have done a great job with Phoebes! She is a lovely horse and doing very well for a 5 year old!

  2. Great photos and congrats on a good ride (and a golden pee!).


  3. Yeah for you and Phebe!

    Michelle Detmer

  4. You & Lida got to ride together?! How COOL!!! I didn't know you two knew each other! Small world! I DO need to come out some time & ride with you both! Thanks for posting & the pictures! Love it!

  5. Some of us women need to pick a ride in the middle sometime, and all MEET and ride a ride. Wouldn't that be a hoot? You have an open invite to ride with me anytime ~E.G.