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Re: [RC] questions! - Connie Owens

As a second year newbie, I'm slowly but surely getting all my ducks in a row and finding out what's working for me and my mare. So I'll contribute to your "poll".
<< how do you sleep at night before the ride?>>
My set up now is a truck tent (a tent that's made to fit in the bed of the pickup), and an air mattress specifically made to fit in a truck bed (complete with an air pump that plugs into the trucks power point), and  a couple of thick blankets/comforters. I usually stay warm and toasty, keep my shoes and riding clothes inside the tent with me.
<<What do you do with your horses? >>
I have a portable electric corral that works great, brand Kwik Corral. My mare is very respectful of hot wires!
<<What do you eat for breakfast?>>
I usually like to eat something of protein, egg & sausage & cheese  burritos are my usual. I HAVE to eat something for breakfast as I don't eat while I'm riding!
<<What do you pack for snacks?>>
I learned at my second ride to not eat while I'm riding (not fun trying to go out on your second loop with stomach cramps), but I do DRINK lots of water, Emergen-C and gatorade. Since I'm only doing 25's right now, I'm ok with just fluids. (But an hour-hour &1/2 after the ride is over, time to become major foodie Smiley emoticon!)
Hope this is helpful!
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Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2004 3:57 PM
Subject: [RC] questions!

Okay... I've posted about the ride, now more questions.  A whole list of them! ;)
First of all: how do you sleep at night before the ride?  What do you do with your horses?  I am looking for alternatives to sleeping in the bed of the truck and just tying...
What do you eat for breakfast?  I had to survive on 2 hard boiled eggs and some water... which, I don't doubt is more than some people get!
What do you pack for snacks?  Are there any particular brands of anything that are especially helpful and/or filling?
I'm sure I'll come up with more questions later, lol..

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[RC] questions!, Tara Sherman