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More photos from Eastern Mojave Scenic Endurance Ride

Karen on Bo and Patty on Shelly at EMS, 55 Mile Day

Click here to see more photos taken by Bryce Bradford at the EMS ride!

I really like this photo that he got of us as we went up a climb on the 2nd day which was 55 miles. I was riding Bo – who is on his way tomorrow morning for the 20 Mule Team ride where we are going to

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Attaching my saddle pad to my saddle so it won’t move

Here are a few photos I just recently took showing how I use clips to attach my saddle pad to my saddle.  This works great and I’ve done this for years.  The clips keep the saddle pad from sliding backwards, or even from slipping side to side.

In these photos I am using a HAF pad (I love them!) and Bo’s saddle.  Bo has high withers so this also is great to make sure

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Land Use Fees Negatively Affecting Equestrain Trail Riding in Arizona

I received this from a friend and was asked to forward it on.  The Arizona State Horseman’s Association has a little bit more information on the topic – check out this .pdf newsletter.  Once fees like this become accepted in one place they are likely to spread and will affect those of us who want to attend any type of equestrian event on any kind of state, federal or public lands.  If anybody can

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Something fun to watch – mustang magic!

This is Cindy Branham who had only 120 days to get this wild mustang, named Jabez to this level of training.  Cindy and Jabez finished as Reserve Champions with this finals run! How many of these things can your horse do?

AERC Hall of Fame, Officers for 2009 & Drug Policy

Here is a list of the new Hall of Fame and Pard’ners Award recipients.  These were awarded at the AERC convention in Louisville, Kentucky this past weekend.  To see previous years’ winners click here.

Hall of Fame member – Suzy Kelley – PS Hall of Fame horse – Eden’s Bay Rum – owner MJ Jackson – MT Pard’ners Award – Bailey Rose Eiland and Nimphas Barbi – SW

Here are the new officers for

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Amazing hoof growth on my endurance horse’s hooves in three weeks!

This photo was taken the night after finishing EMS. You can see how much hoof there is above the top of the red boots on his front feet. They were glued on for nearly three weeks. The hinds are shorter because they had only been on for a few days.

Here are the front feet after the boots were removed. One foot has been rasped to remove the glue, the other foot

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Pro Bono gets a lesson before his 55 mile endurance ride at Mojave

Kerry giving Bo a lesson

Bo had been getting a bit chargy with me when picking up his leads, especially the left one. Since Kerry was going to be at the Mojave ride I saw a great opportunity and asked her if she wouldn’t mind working with him a little bit.  I was so happy that she said yes and really appreciated her doing that for Bo and I!

Kerry is a great

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Attempting a 100 Miler….

I haven’t done a one day 100 in a number of years.  I started out in this sport with one goal in particular – to complete the Tevis.  Which I did, once on Dream Weaver, and once on Rocky.  Two completions out of three starts.  It took me four years to reach the goal of my first Tevis completion.  By that point I was thoroughly addicted to endurance riding!

I have completed about a

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Photos from the Eastern Mojave Scenic Pioneer Ride

I’ve finally got most of the photos up now from the ride.  The only thing I have left are photos on Friday of Kerry working with Bo – I have photos and video and will do something with that later.

At least I do have photos from each of the three days of the ride up, including some pre-ride photos.

Click on the links below to view them.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

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Renegade Glue-On Boot Review & Hoof Boot Gluing Instructions, by Karen Chaton

Prepare the hoof with 80 grit or coarser sandpaper to remove any loose scale and provide more bite for the glue. Do not sand closer than 1/2" to the coronary band–or, you can mark around the hoof at the top of the edge of the boot with a pencil or other marker and sand just a little bit higher than the line.

Chief's hoof is prepped for application and has been

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