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RE: Thanks for the tips

You stole my whine! 
But - I was happy to see that my guy could keep up in a mountain training ride with horses that are Pan Am/Tevis fit with basically one long ride on the weekends.  I like to trailer out and train with different people and different terrains every weekend.  Usually around 20+ miles with good elevation gains either in the redwoods, chapparal, or just dry East Bay hills. Just my thing lately.  The weekday riding belongs to training the youngster so my endurance horse just gets to sit at the tie rack and pack in calories while I tease/torture Drako.
But Beau did come in ....11th.... at the last ride. (Even though I think it was a good hour and half after the first finishers....)  Guess I'm still more interested in having my horse live through the ride than top 10ing yet. Also, I am finding that I am getting tired just as he is warming up.  He wanted to GALLOP up the a long hill with Red yesterday towards the end of our little training ride, and it was all I could do to grab his mane and hang on. Just think of what he could do if we just put a little more effort into our conditioning schedule (read conditioning ME, TOO!).
It is good to hear that there are people lurking out there that still get good stuff from Ridecamp.  I always thought that it's just because I'm a newbie that I hang out here!
-----Original Message-----
From: Susan Young Casey []
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 2:05 PM
To: ridecamp
Subject: RC: Thanks for the tips

To all who have given freely of your advice and experience at top 10...THANK YOU!  This makes for wonderful reading and planning.

I've ridden in this sport for15 years now and still am learning.  While I've finished in the top 10 many a time, I can always do things to finish with a better horse.

Once you have a good, solid base on your horse, how often/how long each week do you condition?  If you are a trainer or don't work out of your home/barn, BE QUIET! <G>  I work all day and am tired by the end. <whine>  It takes all I've got to change clothes and go ride. <whine>  Plus, in the winter when days are short, that leaves very little if any day light to ride with. <whine>  OK...share with me your "kick in the butt" attitude that gets you back out and riding when you'd rather <wine>! get it?

Thanks so much!

Susan Young Casey
Glenndale Grace Farm
Ft Gibson, Oklahoma U.S.A.

"Ride on! Rough-shod if need be, smooth-shod if that will do, but ride on! Ride on over all obstacles,
and win the race!" - Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

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