Thursday, October 4, 2007

We're off to see the...mountain?

Mingus Mountain, to be exact, for the Man Against Horse endurance ride! Woohoo! Just a quick post, because there's no way I could catch up on everything that's happened since August. Let's just say life has been nuts. Thank goodness for well-conditioned horses that can stand to miss a couple days here and there.

Naturally, we had to have some nail-biting tension 2 weeks before the ride when Pony went lame. Turned out she jsut had some muscular stuff that was off. Darla Vanni with A Midas Touch Equine Massage worked her magic and returned my pony to good as new, and we're ready to roll!

The trailer is packed (except for my duffel bag and saddle), the horses came flyingin from pasture this afternoon for their baths. They're ready to go, Go, GO! We're planning to pull out of the barn by 8:30 tomorrow morning and get up to camp nice and early so we can preride and let Beamer get his heebie-jeebies out, since this is going to be his first endurance ride! He's got 3 NATRC rides under his cinch now, and a brain in his head, so we're hoping this'll go off without a hitch. This ride is old hat for Mimi...this will be our 3rd year doing it. And this ride is always special to me, since it was my first AERC ride. We're only doing the 25 this time, for Beamer's sake. And because life hasn't given me the time I would like to have them ideally conditioned for a 50. But now that the weather is breaking, we're on the path to a 50 once more!