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Book Tag – Time For Some Fun!

Here are the rules for the five bloggers I’m going to tag:

Grab the nearest book. Open the book to page 56. Find the fifth sentence. Post the text of the next two to five sentences. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book or the intellectual one. Pick the Closest. Tag five people to do the same.

My book is “The Lighter Side of Endurance Riding” by Angie McGhee.  I actually used

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Endurance Ride Clinic in South Dakota next May

Karen and Weaver in South Dakota

Here is a link to more information on an upcoming (May ’09) endurance riding clinic targeted towards new riders.  Dr. Garlinghouse is scheduled to be one of the speakers.  The clinic is going to be held in the Black Hills of South Dakota at the Spirit Horse Escape with Linda and Dr. Barney Fleming as hosts.  Click on the link at the start of this post

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Getting our gear ready for winter endurance and trail riding

Chief in the rain at a vetcheck

Been riding in the rain lately?  It seems like every year at least a couple of times I end up riding either at an endurance ride or a conditioning ride in wet weather.  Over time our rain gear becomes less waterproof, and it’s never fun to find out during the middle of a ride that your gear is not doing it’s job.  Now is a good

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Meet Bo, the Matt Mauler

Bo is eying the stall matt standing upright in the doorway!

We thought we had the problem solved.  Bo likes playing with the stall matts in the barn.  Before that he thought pulling the fence apart was fun, but hooking the hot-wire back up solved that problem.  These photos show what I found this morning.  Most mornings the stall matts might be moved a little bit, or else pulled up inside the stall

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Potato Richardson’s Endurance & Trail Riding Tip’s

Horses and musings on getting fit and healthy

Today was a busy day.  It started with an appointment to the chiropractor.  I should have gone sooner – turns out that I had a rib out of place and that is what was causing the severe pain in my upper back.  What a relief!  Obviously that happened when I had my unscheduled not so graceful dismount at the Grand Canyon ride a couple of weeks ago.  That side is a weak spot anyway

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Hot meals – without an oven!! Great for those upcoming colder rides.

Chef's Hot Meals

These are great for endurance rides (or camping) when it’s cold and/or you don’t want to have to cook!

Here is a taste test review (or watch the video below) of Chef’s 5 minute meals.  You heat and then can eat a hot meal, in five minutes – without the need for a stove or microwave.

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Karen’s endurance ride stuff blog – how to subscribe via email

Thanks everyone for reading my blog and for sending so many supportive and encouraging comments and emails over the last few weeks.

An easy way to keep up with my blog is to subscribe via the email updates that are sent through Feedburner.  I must warn you though, sometimes links and images don’t always go through correctly and this morning one of my posts came through with a couple of the sentences chopped up. 

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Bar H Ride Entries – Pacific South Region

Bar H is a two day ride consisting of a 50 miler each day.  It is located in Southern California, in the PS region of AERC.  The dates for next year are January 31 and February 1, 2009.  This is the second year for this ride.

Online entries can be submitted through the Sunrise Ranch Rides website.   If you have any questions about the ride, you can contact Grit Jones, or myself.  To view

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I voted today & Curves 1st visit

It’s great being able to vote early – here is a photo of my “I Voted Today” sticker.  Now it’s done with and I can totally zone out on the media right now, yahoo!

Google has a neat feature with Google Maps – if you go to this link and put in your address it will help you find where you can go vote!

On another topic – the first visit to Curves went

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