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Beet Pulp Toxicity – PLEASE don’t fall for this!

Preparing to soak beet pulp

The baskets are used to strain off the excess sugars

There is a lot of information on the internet about beet pulp.  Unfortunately that includes a great deal of misinformation.  There are some things out there that are just WRONG.

Simply do a Google search for “Beet Pulp Toxicity”, and you’ll come up with nonsense like this article that proclaims that beet pulp is toxic and can

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Grand Canyon XP Day 2: “It’s Tulip Time”

Here I am on Tulip, riding next to Nannette and Sensational Flame. Photo by Steve Bradley.

I think that I am pretty fortunate to be offered the opportunity to ride Tulip on the second day. For those that don’t know, Tulip is a Morab endurance horse that holds the record for having the most endurance miles on the sport.

With this ride, Tulip has 21,630 miles.  Here is a link to his AERC

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Astro Photography: Spiral Galaxy NGC 7331

NGC 7332 Spiral Galaxy. Photo by David Chaton, taken at the South Side of the Sky Observatory.

Spiral galaxy NGC 7331, in Pegasus, can be seen with small telescopes under dark skies as a faint fuzzy spot.

The galaxy is similar in size and structure to the galaxy we inhabit, and is often referred to as the Milky Way’s twin.

This galaxy is 49 million light years away (and perhaps 30,000 light

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Riding in the rain: The 1st day of the Grand Canyon XP – what went right and what didn’t!

Day 1, Grand Canyon North Rim. Photo by Steve Bradley.

The fall colors this year at the Grand Canyon XP were stunning!  I went down early to help out.  Dave Rabe did also.  No sooner had we gotten camp set up and situated then we hopped into the jeep with Dave and Ann and went out to saw logs and clear some trail.

That went well and after several logs were sawed and

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Tevis 2010: A quick recap!

I just recently received this photo, taken by Mindy’s daughter Jennifer Wolfe.

This is Bo and I leaving Foresthill on the 2010 Tevis.  As you can see, we were having a great time.  It was a really magical ride for us.  Time has gotten away from me and I never did write very much about our Tevis ride!

The best part of the ride this year was the feeling of security that I had

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Horse Trailer Tires

It seems like I am always replacing trailer tires!  I feel lucky if I go more than a year without having a flat on the trailer.  Of course, I do trailer my horses a lot and put a lot of miles on my trailer so this is just a fact of life.  I have already had to replace two tires this year.   I had a blow-out on the first one on the passenger side

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Renegades sweep AERC National Championships!

Isn’t this great for Renegade hoof boots?  I wanted to share some good news!  Made in the good ‘ol USA too!  I’m copying this good news (see below) from the Renegade hoof boot website, with permission.  I found it really interesting that the 55 mile race was won so fast (3:29) and that riders 7 through 11 were pulled at the finish line.  Ouch!

Renegade glue-ons come in eight colors – you can read

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Astro photography: The Triangulum Galaxy

Photo by Dave Chaton.  This photo was taken last Saturday. The Triangulum Galaxy (Messier object 33) is a spiral galaxy at approximately 3 million light years (ly) distance in the constellation Triangulum.With a diameter of about 50,000 light years, the Triangulum galaxy is the third largest member of the local group of galaxies which also contains the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy, and it may be a gravitationally bound companion of the

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2010 Grand Canyon XP Ride Photos

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Here are photos from all five days of the ride from the Grand Canyon XP. I rode Granite Chief 4 days (200 mile) and Tulip 1 day (50 miles). It was an honor getting to ride Tulip – the highest mileage endurance horse in the history of the sport! He is really something, that horse. I lost track over how many times he tried to buck that morning, as he

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Grand Canyon XP, October 6-10, 2010!

Here are a few photos from camp and some of the trails.  The fall colors are going to be really great for the ride this year.  I’ve got Chief and Bo here with me, and Dave has Tulip and White Cloud.   The horses were able to enjoy a little bit of fun time, taking turns.  They all get along really well together.  We tricked Chief — I put his own hay in Dave’s hay

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