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New Pinyon Trail!

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending the new grand opening of the 5+ mile Pinyon trail in Gardnerville.  The Carson Valley Trails Association has been working on this trail and getting it approved and then built for a couple of years now.

I went with a friend that had helped work on building the trail and as it turned out we were the only two equestrians there.  Most likely because other riders

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This is a hard post to write

I needed a few days to grieve privately before telling anybody about Rocky’s passing on Monday.  He was a one of a kind special horse.  Rocky was my 2nd endurance horse and I’d had him from the time he was just a few months old.  I had some incredible adventures with Rocky, everything from completing Tevis, all 5 days of Outlaw Trail, being overall 1st and BC at the Death Valley

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More useful items for those long trips with horses in tow!

Here are a few more useful things. The first thing is just inside the trailer LQ door – levels to tell me if I am level when I park.  If I am not level enough, sometimes the fridge doesn’t want to work.  I have two mounted so that I can see if I am level both side to side and front to back.  These can be placed outside for even easier viewing too.  I

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Memorial to an XP horse – Montana

~ Ode to Montana ~

Snowflakes are falling the hilltop is quiet. Rest my Friend under a soft white blanket I still hear your nicker, a whisper, Feel your warm breath, Against my face I wonder….

Together we had the best of times A body can have, You made my Spirit soar in our quest

So many miles you carried me on your back, Together we lived Glory of the Old West The “Old

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My happy dog is suddenly…..not

We got Winnie (we also spell it “Whinny”) for our 10th wedding anniversary. She is now a teenager, and is 1/2 blue heeler (cattle dog) and 1/2 dalmatian.  She has been the best dog. She loves to play fetch, loves to swim and play in water. She is fearless, in a good way – she never gets nervous when there are loud thunderstorms or fireworks or other loud noises.  You couldn’t chase her away

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The Twenty Eleven Ride, Part 5

Sunrise in Estabrook, Wyoming

A FEW WORDS FROM A ’76 XP RIDER TO THE ’01 XP RIDERS

By Lori Stewart

I won’t bore you with why, but in ’76 I rode the entire XP trail with barely the minimums. My husband and I slept under the stars or in the back of a stock trailer when it rained. We survived mostly on Velveeta cheese, Triscuits, Salami, apples and tangerine Lifesavers (no refrigeration needed).

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Ride Updates for XP Rides, 2010 Season

Rachel Shackelford and Dave Rabe at the EMS ride.

Some good news – The first XP Ride of the 2010 season is the Eastern Mojave Scenic Pioneer ride.  We just got approval from the AERC to add another day on to it.  We did this partially because we lost 5 days when Schellbourne was canceled….and also because the Young’s have been so accommodating.

This is great news!  The EMS ride will now be

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The trail of an endurance addict

Made it home from the Grand Canyon – hard to believe that I was riding on the rim just yesterday, and now I’m 670 miles away back at home!

The horses both traveled well and the truck ran good – we had a nice trip traveling with Dave Rabe and the Fredrickson’s most of the way back.  We stayed in Hurricane last night which was nice – 62 degrees (versus 24 where camp was). 

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For love ones lost

Will be offline for a few days to be with family.

I AM FREE

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free I’m following the path God has chosen for me. I took His hand when I heard him call; I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day, To laugh, to love, to work or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way; I’ve now found peace at

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XP Lost and Found

Here are photos of some things left at XP rides in the last year.  If any of these belong to you, email me and let me know who you are and if you know somebody that will be at Bryce, Virgin Rim or Grand Canyon rides that we can send your item home

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