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Endurance Day Shows on Horses in the Morning

Here are links to the last few months of shows.  Click on each link if you want to listen to us talk about ENDURANCE RIDING for an hour and a half.  The show is done live on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 a.m. PST, on the Horse Radio Network.  They also have several other shows so be sure to check them out.  You can even get a smart phone app and

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2014 20 Mule Team 100: One horse, one rider and a dog–a story of 100 miles through the desert with a happy ending

I always say that getting to the ride can often be the hardest part.  Last year I missed 20 MT because of my truck.  This year I was really determined to make it to the start line.  The obstacles this time weren’t as insurmountable as the last time – I only had to replace two tires on my trailer a few days before the trip.  Could have been worse, right?

You know you are

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Bryce XP 2013

Had a nice ride at the Bryce ride (aka Paunsaguant XP) – four more days to round out the fall trip to a total of 14 ride days and 700 miles.

Chief and Bo both completed 7 days of the rides–350 miles each, plus each also went out a few days to mark or scout trail.  They both got quite the workout!

We achieved our goals for the season, which was pretty cool –

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Horses in the Morning Endurance Day

Here is the link to listen to this mornings show.  Guests were Dr. Susan Garlinghouse and Jonni Jewell.   Enjoy!

The next endurance day will be on Tuesday, October 8th.

~Karen

 

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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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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Tevis Preparations….will this be a hot year? We will be ready if it is!

Wild West Endurance Ride Completion Award. Photo by Baylor/Gore.

As of today there are 168 entries for the Tevis.  Since I mailed my entry in I guess that means that I better get prepared.  Over memorial weekend I did the Wild West ride near Nevada City, CA.  I rode Bo two days and Chief one day (ride report with photos to follow this post).

Since Bo is already in pretty good condition I

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Tevis 2012 Ride Report: Part 2 – My Ride!

How exciting – one of our Tevis photos ended up on the September 2012 cover of Trail Blazer!

Tevis 2012

Karen Chaton

Getting to the start of the Tevis Cup is often the hardest part. It takes so much preparation, planning, and then of course worrying about every little thing that could or does go wrong. This year I had the hardest time making my mind up about going. In the end, I

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Tevis 2012 – It’s Over and WE HAD FUN!

I’ll do a more thorough writeup about the Tevis ride later this week.  We had a GREAT ride this year!  All of the planning and preparation and hard work was worth it.  Even if I did enter late at least I got on the ball and we got ‘er done!

Bo was a rock star!  He is my hero!  (I feel that way about Chief too, but this post is all about BO!)  

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