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Horse care: paddock footing

Thought this might be a fun post to throw out there.  I recently had a conservation district contact me and ask if they could use some of my muddy paddock photos.  They sent me the links to the photos they wanted to use.  I went to look at them and realized that those were all taken a few years ago before we improved the footing in the horse paddock and barn areas.  I then

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Pro Bono’s 3rd Tevis – What a Ride! Part 3

Every vet check, every step forward on the trail meant that we were getting closer to Auburn and to our goal of another Tevis completion.  I had a lot of confidence as we left out of Foresthill because our vet check there had gone so well.  We trotted through town, past a lot of cheering onlookers and residents.

I don’t remember for certain if I caught up to two other riders, or if they

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Pro Bono’s 3rd Tevis – What a Ride! Part 2

As soon as Bo peed, we left RF and headed out down the road.  This is one of the few places on the trail that you can make good time on.  Zach was about 7 minutes behind, and he was late getting out so it took even longer for him to catch me than I thought it would.  I let Bo walk for awhile to let Zach catch us.  Then finally, he caught me

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Pro Bono’s 3rd Tevis – What a Ride! Part 1

Tevis Rider Swag Bag – we got lots of goodies this year!

We had a great ride this  year.  Everything fell into place for us in so many ways.  I actually entered early and planned ahead for the ride this year.  And still managed to avoid any Gremlins!

We got up to Robie Park on Friday morning before the ride and got set up by 9 a.m..  It’s nice that we are only

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Bioscan and Groom Light Treatment

This morning I had Bo Bioscanned by Donnis Thran.  Donnis has been doing this for three decades now and really knows her stuff.  There is a great writeup in the current issue on Trail Blazer.  Click here.  I was excited to be given this great opportunity to see first hand how this technology works on my horse.  Even better with Tevis only being a week away.

Bo was first Bioscanned, then he was then

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Heat Training Results – So Far

I recently posted about getting ready for Tevis and the heat.  Bo has been kept busy doing his workouts, allowing for a day off here and there.

I’m not as scientific about this as Melinda at Boots and Saddles.  Though I am checking recoveries, temperature and keeping a close eye on how Bo is handling it.  We gradually built up the workouts and I’ve gone from using a cottons sheet, to a nylon one

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Stable Scoop: Tevis Cup Preparation Interview

http://stablescoop.horseradionetwork.com/2013/07/11/stable-scoop-episode-256-100-long-miles-of-tevis/

This interview on the Horse Radio Network Stable Scoop show is all about preparing for the Tevis. The part about Tevis starts at around 17:00.

Here is the current rider entry list.  I am rider #80.

Product Reviews: EquiFlexSleeves

Now that I have had a chance to use the Equiflexsleeves for a couple of dozen rides this season, on both of my horses I feel that I’m able to offer up a more thorough review.

At first I was a bit skeptical that these would work, or work as well as the traditional method of wrapping legs.

I am always looking for ways to do things that are easier, or faster, with less

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Wild West Pioneer Ride June 2013

It had been a long time since I’ve been to the Wild West ride.  I went in 1999 and 2000.  I remembered that it was a nice ride and the only reason I went so long inbetween attending it is because of scheduling conflicts.  This ride is now a month later, so it worked out really well.

As you can see from the photo of my horses on the trailer, that we are backed

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Tevis Preparation: Here is a list of my lists

Here it is – my list of lists for the Tevis!  This includes vet check lists, crew instructions and more.  Last year I posted all of my lists for the various checks that included detailed crew instructions.  I’m going to review them and make revisions based upon how last year went, as well as update my ride times from last year.  Most of that information won’t matter to any of you that are looking

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