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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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Product Review: GroomLights

Photo of Bo taken about 9 1/2 hours after completing the 2013 Tevis.

I’ve had an interesting experience with the Photonic Horse Massage Lights.  The week before Tevis, Donnis Thran came over and did a Bioscan and Massage Light treatment on Bo.  I had never seen that done before though know many other endurance riders that have.  My previous blog post on that can be found here.

Donnis was nice enough to allow

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Some more useful phone apps

Most of these are available for both Android and iPhone.  I always try these apps out before blogging about them.  I often end up uninstalling more apps than I keep.  The more I use my phone, the more I am in awe over all of the things that it can do.  I may as well use it for as many things as I can, since it is sort of pointless to have a “smart

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Horse Radio Network – I was interviewed about endurance riding!

I was recently interviewed by Horse Radio Network on the topic of endurance riding.  Click here to listen!  Thanks to the Stable Scoop and hosts Helena and Glenn for giving some exposure to our sport.  Doing the interview was a lot of fun.  The part where I come on is a few minutes into it.

I was in Reno at the AERC convention when the interview came out and I got

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More phone apps

These are not necessarily useful only for endurance riders, but for anybody using a Droid phone.  I found that some apps were battery hogs and have done away with those.  I have also learned that if I am at a ride and there is no cell service that I can put the phone in airplane mode, which turns off the phone’s ability to try and access a signal.  This will keep the battery working

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Useful Android Phone Apps for Trail and Endurance Riders

It seems like a lot of riders these days have smart phones.  I resisted for a long time, but then when my phone started to die on the XP this summer I ended up getting a new Android phone while we were in Wyoming.  By that point I had already seen how useful they could be from other riders.  I’ve added a lot of apps to the phone that are fun, but there are

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What GPS should I use? Part 1

I get asked that question a lot.  I’ve been using GPS’s for more than a decade now and have used several different models.  I’ve written articles about using GPS’s for various publications.  For starters on this topic, I’m going to copy and paste a previous article that I wrote about using a GPS.  Keep in mind that this is now several years old.  However, the basics still apply and are useful to know.

In

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Moving average versus total time and figuring out how to ride the Tevis!

My actual “moving” average speed on the Tevis was 6.07 mph.  During the 24 hours of the Tevis Cup there were 2 one-hour holds (vet checks), and eight vet checks total.  The majority of the vet checks do not have hold times so you have to ride so that you have time to allow for the time spent in those checks.

My ride numbers:  5:15 start, 3:33 finish.  That left me with 1:42 time

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I made some new headers; website updates for Sunrise Ranch; kitchen remodel getting closer too!

Been getting a lot done this week though not as much as I would have liked.  I did a bunch of updates on the sunriseranchrides.com website.  From looking at it you probably won’t notice.  Where it’s going to be noticed is on the back end when we receive the ride entries they are now going to come in formatted exactly how they need to be to reduce the amount of work that

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What are the best headlamps?

Anybody here have any recommendations?  I still have my old original blue Petzel headlamp that is probably a dozen years old, or more.  It has 5 LD lights on it that can flash or be solid.  It is “okay” for doing barn chores in the winter, but is just not very bright.  I use it every evening this time of year.   It is not really that great for use on a 100. It is

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