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Monday, December 19, 2011

Team 27: Hetzel

 

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I added a GPS to my Christmas list so Wolfie and I will be ready when 2012 rolls around.  I am a teacher at Omaha North High and I live on an acreage outside of Scribner.   Almost all of my riding takes place during the summer or on weekends, so don't look to us to set any records!  Wolfie is an OTTB.  Not sure what part of "run fast turn left" he couldn't figure out, but he seems to be very happy out trail riding and is content just "plodding" along in the back.  I have 2 other horses:  Red a retired fox-hunter and Joe another OTTB who does know how to "run fast and turn left"!  Looking forward to seeing how many miles we can log.

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69 comments:

kristy said...

test.....

Kristy said...

My first ride of 2012! 4 hrs 47 minutes. 12.37 miles. Broke a lot of my rules but what the heck. Needs to be above 40...check broke that one. Needs to be sunny...check broke that one too. NO wind...yep that one had to go. And did it all while road riding, which I HATE. Would have been happy to sit at home today but thanks TV for having the Distance Derby (seeing all those zeros behind my name IS motivation!)and my friend Lyanne who ALWAYS rides the road, so off we went. It was great and Wolfie was such a good boy. He does love to trot. Max speed was 13.0 mph at a trot.

Kristy said...

What a great day for a ride...okay, the pesky wind was a bit much, but other than that a top day. With temps in the 50's and bright sun shine the wind didn't feel that bad. Here are the stats..... 10.78 miles, 3 hours and 34 minutes, 10.4 max speed, moving average 3.2 mph, average overall 3.0 mph. I am sooo loving this GPS thing...Tammy this Distance Derby IS the best thing since sliced bread!!

Kristy said...

Finally got a ride in...it has been awhile. Sun was nice but the wind was COLD. Don't think it made it up to 40. Rode with my neighbor and his grandson on the roads around here. 6.98 miles 2 hours max. speed 12.8 mph. was at a trot, too muddy so didn't feel comfortable with anything more.

juanita said...

just noticed the lovely saddle pad you have in the pic, where did you get it, i would love to have one.

juanita

Kristy said...

Yea got out and road today. It was windy but no matter didn't damper the day. Lyanne a riding friend came over and we rode to Dead Timber and back. Saw a HUGE herd of turkeys(20-30)....I know it should be a flock but there were too many for just a flock so call it a herd. The horses saw them and of course I was worried, I can only imagine what would happen if a herd of turkeys decided to attack. lol Lyanne said lets keep up with them...I said "are you crazy it won't be pretty if all (by now I am pretty sure there are at least 40) of them take off". Thankfully they decided to head the other way.
13.47 miles
max. 16.0 mph
average 3.3 mph
4 hours 17 minutes

Nice day.if the rain holds off am heading out again tomorrow.

Kristy

Kristy said...

Juanita

Not sure if I reply to you here it will get to your account, so I will try posting here and I will send the information to you several other ways as well. I also need to figure out a way to "edit" my postings because I seem to have a lot of mistakes in my last one. rode NOT road, forgot quotes, skipped some punctuation. Thank goodness this has spell check or I would really be in trouble!.. I got the trail pad from the Paddock in Omaha. It was one they had to special order for me. I have had 3 and I love them. It is a dressage trail pad made by Pacific Rim International. The tag says PRI Continental Double Back Trail Pad for dressage saddles Double Back padding with fleece lining. Hope this helps.

Kristy

Kristy said...

Headed over to a friend's house (Bev)and rode around there. I am fast becoming a fan of road riding....never thought I would. But with the ever increasing price of gas I have been forced to try it and to my surprise, I am sold on it. Bev only lives 15 miles from me in one direction and Lyanne only 30 the other, that puts me in the middle. So we trade off as far as which place we head to. Today's stats

8.62 miles
13.1mph max speed
3.6mph moving average
2 hours and 40 minutes

Bev heads to my place tomorrow so will log some more then
Kristy

Kristy said...

Bev trailered over to my place and we rode the roads to Dead Timber. She had never been before and really enjoyed it. Here are the stats for today's ride. We covered about the same number of miles as when I rode with Lyanne but we (Bev and I ) did more trotting/cantering so time is less but moving average went up

12.56 miles (TOTAL 64.78)
3.6 moving average
15.3 mph max.
3 hours 36 minutes

Didn't see the dreaded herd of turkeys but did see a pretty red fox on our way in and out of the Park.

Heading to Lyanne's tomorrow so making the most of the weather and my time off from school.

Kristy

Kristy said...

Couldn't order a better day even if I tried! 70 degrees, no wind and brilliant sunshine. I even remembered the sunscreen. Went over to Bev's and together we rode over to Donna's (another friend's place).
Here are the stats

10.12 miles (TOTAL 74.90)
3.6 moving average
12.8 mph max
3 hours 5 minutes

Kristy

Kristy said...

Trailered over to Bev's again today. They (Bev and her husband) wanted to get the mules out so we had a short ride and then had a great meal afterwards! Another top ten day....how many of these do we get a year! Here are the stats for today

6.31 miles (TOTAL 81.21)
3.7 moving average
11.2 mph max
1 hour and 54 minutes

Heading to Cunningham tomorrow

Kristy said...

Rode at Lake C today. Sue G, Gene, Bill and another Sue! Lots of people out and about.

8.76 miles (TOTAL 89.97) closing in on that 100 milestone!
3.2 moving average (walked the entire time)
12.3 mph max okay we "hung back to eat" and then trotted to catch up a few times!
3 hours and 29 minutes
It is back to school tomorrow :--(( so no riding until next weekend
Wolfie will probably be glad to see me head back to Omaha in the morning

Kristy

gretchen said...

dang girl. when you decided to start logging the miles, you logged some serious miles!!! now i gotta do some WORK to catuch you. but since i plan on riding every night this week, it's gonna even out. :)

Kristy said...

One word can sum up today's ride....HOT! Joined Gene, Bev, Sue, Donna and another Sue at Lake C. My truck thermometer said 92 when I headed home. Not bad for March in Nebraska.lol But I am exhausted. Wanted to ride again tomorrow but don't know if I can handle two 90+ degree days in a row. Stats for today

8.24 miles (TOTAL 98.21)
10.8 mph MAX
3.4 mph average
3 hours

Kristy said...

A big thank-you to my neighbor for meeting me at Powderhorn (just 5 miles from my house) and riding with me so I could log my 100th mile. They (the state)have done a lot of work over there getting rid of all the cedar trees and it looks a little "messy" but give it a few years and it will be nice. Here are the stats for the ride

3.53 miles (TOTAL 101.74 miles :-))
7.0 mph Max
2.9 mph average
1 hour and 30 minutes

Kristy

Tammy A said...

Kristi, PRR north has a ride at Powderhorn on May 16th. Will you keep me updated so I know for sure the trails are okay??? And would you come lead us? lol! I don't know if Pat & Ward will be available or not.

Tammy A

Kristy said...

Windy, very windy, today........ trailered over to Donna's and together we rode to Bev's. Didn't get much visiting done because it was too windy to hear yourself talk let alone hear each other lol
Here are the stats

10.18 miles (TOTAL 111.92 miles)
13.0 mph
3 hours and 33 minutes
3.4 mph moving average speed

heading over to ride Powderhorn with Lyanne tomorrow
Kristy

Kristy said...

Windy but not nearly as bad as yesterday. Met Lyanne at Powderhorn and there were 2 guys out shooting blue rocks. They said they would be finished soon so we just waited. Had a nice ride, but since you can't get through to the south of Powderhorn we headed across highway 275 and rode a few of the minimum maintenance roads. Here are the stats

6.23 miles (TOTAL 118.15 miles)
8.5 mph max.
3.0 average mph
2 hours and 16 minutes

kristy said...

Donna, Ward and I rode at Powderhorn. Some guys from Omaha out "target practicing" had the horses and deer all riled up. Not a very long ride but Donna and I made plans to go to Hormel tomorrow.

here are the stats

5.40 miles (TOTAL 123.55)
10.0 MAX mph
3.2 average mph
1 hour 55 minutes

Kristy said...

Went to Hormel Park with Donna today and that place is really turning into one of my favorite places to ride. Everything is in the trees and several run by the river. It doesn't hurt that it is just 29 miles from my house. Here are the stats

6.31 miles (TOTAL 129.86)
7.6 mph MAX
2.9 mph average
2 hours 33 minutes

Kristy said...

My first MOTDRA.it was at Indian Caves. What a weekend, had a great time and ready to do it again. (I think, lol) Stats are

Saturday April 28th
3.17 miles (TOTAL 133.03)
9.0 mph MAX
3.3 mph average
1 hour 5 minutes

Sunday April 29th
14.77 miles (TOTAL 147.8)
13.1 mph MAX
5.0 mph moving average
4.3 mph total average
2 hours 57 minutes

Shannon said...

Good job Kristy!!!! wondering about your time did you shut off your GPS for the vet check?

Kristy said...

Time is wrong.........thanks Shannon. my GPS keeps track of moving time AND stopped time separately so I have to remember to add the 2 together and for this post I forgot to do that. Oops I went back and looked and the stopped time was 28 minutes. So the total time should have been 3 hours and 25 minutes. When I was all done I forgot to turn it off right away so I got a few extra minutes of saddle time.
SO I should have added that the time I posted was moving time.
Kristy

Kristy said...

May 5th
Rode at 2 Rivers....... HOT, HOT, HOT! oh yeah and humid. Went out for 2 rides.......... good thing we did as there was a storm that rolled through around 4:00 a.m. so we pulled out Sunday morning. We (Donna, Sandi and I stayed overnight) were concerned about not being able to get out but we put 'em in 4 wheel drive (no horses in the trailers) and plowed through just fine. We had our own "obstacle" course as an archery club was setting up for a contest on Sunday so our horses had to walked under a white tent and by "tons" of plastic animals....lions and tiger and bears oh my!

Here are the stats

7.12 miles (TOTAL 154.92)
12.4 mph max
2 hours 57 minutes
3.0 mph average

4.43 miles (TOTAL 159.35)
11.0 mph max
1 hour 44 minutes
3.1 mph average

JUANITA said...

I would love to ride with you, I can ride slow, fast or medium and i still really want that pad, lol. is the riding you did competitive or endurance? Find me on facebook and message me if you want to hook up for a ride.


Juanita Serafini

Follow Your Dreams said...

Hi Kristy!

It was nice to meet you last night at Powder Horn! Hope to see you on the trails again this summer.

Marvel (Follow Your Dreams)

Kristy said...

PRR at Powderhorn
Beautiful evening.......cool but not cold, warm but not hot and NO BUGS!! I made the mistake of parking IN the parking lot, while Tammy A and Marvel parked ACROSS the highway so they logged more miles than me.....drat lol I've got to up my game. Here are the stats

5.72 miles (TOTAL 165.07 miles)
2 hours and 41 minutes
9.2 mph MAX speed
2.8 mph moving average

Off to Branched Oak for the weekend

Kristy said...

Omaha's Wednesday PRR ride at Cunningham....Pre ride! Sue (Miss Blue), Sue (Slick), Gene (Sparky) and me, meet at 2:00 to get a ride in before the Wednesday night ride. As we were having a bite to eat following our ride, storm warnings started rolling in and since no one else showed up, we decided we should be getting our butts home. Ran into the rain, wind and hail as I went around Fremont....yuck couldn't see a thing but it didn't last long and then continued home without incident. Here are the stats
8.01 miles (TOTAL 173.08 miles)
2 hours 30 minutes
12.6 mph MAX
3.6 mph moving average

leaving on vacation Monday so no riding for 2 weeks :--((

Kristy said...

I'mmmmmmmm back! Vacation was great, but now it is time to ride/camp! Went to Willow with Donna and Sue. Rode there twice and then stopped at Muskatine (sp?) on the way home.

1st ride at Willow
7.34 miles (TOTAL 180.42 miles)
12.9 mph MAX
3.6 mph average
2 hours and 33 minutes

2nd ride at Willow
8.23 miles (TOTAL 188.65 miles)
12.0 mph MAX
3.4 mph average
2 hours and 47 minutes

3rd ride (on the way home)
3.69 miles (TOTAL 192.34 miles)
11.8 mph MAX
3.5 mph average
1 hour and 13 minutes

Kristy said...

Hot afternoon to ride, but I met Donna and Leon at Hormel Park around 12.30 and we headed out. All the trails are in the trees so we really stayed pretty cool. It wasn't till we finished (around 3:30) that we started to notice the heat, my truck said it was 91!! Yikes. One slight mishap.........there are several big cables that are NORMALLY semi buried but for whatever reason I didn't see this one that was elevated about 6 inches above the ground. The first 2 horses (okay 1 is a mule) made it over fine but Wolfie got his left hind leg "hung up" on it and scraped about 4 inches of skin off. I am pretty sure it upset me more than it did him. After the ride, I washed it off and sprayed some vetrincyin (sp?) on it.
Drat, so close, but didn't break 200 today. Next ride for sure

7.04 miles (TOTAL 199.38 miles)
10.5 mph MAX
3.2 mph average
2 hours 26 minutes

Kristy said...

Last night was a nice evening for a ride. Hauled over to my friend Lyanne's house and we rode the gravel roads around her house. Wolfie's cable injury seems to be healing nicely but there seems to be more swelling than I would like. Thought getting him out and some movement might help. Unfortunately, I think Lyanne's horse might have caught the same right rear when she was riding behind us and he took several steps without putting any weight on it. Today he is not him self and the leg is still swollen so I called the vet and have take a look at it. He isn't lame on it but something is going on

from last night

8.9 miles (TOTAL 208.28 miles)
12.2 mph MAX
3.4 mph average
2 hours 48 minutes

Suppose to go to 2 Rivers with Bev today.....see what the vet says

Kristy said...

Vet looked at Wolfie's leg Friday, and yes, it is swollen, but no, he isn't lame on it..........Pain-killer IV (bute?) and 2 long-lasting antibiotic shots in his butt cheeks. I am suppose to do cold water "therapy" twice a day, spray some vitricyin on it and paste bute twice a day for a week. Vet said it would be okay to ride just not to do a lot of cantering etc. So today, since it looked MUCH better, (hardly any swelling) I loaded him up and met Bev at Hormel Park. We took it easy and only trotted once or twice. Hormel is the best place to go for a short ride on hot days because it is all in the trees and sandy, so even with the rain this morning it was great footing. Just watch out for those nasty cables!

6.04 miles (TOTAL 214.32 miles)
12.2 mph
3.0 mph average
2 hours 19 minutes

Kristy said...

Another hot day, but I loaded Wolfie and pulled into my friends house around 8:30 this morning. She loaded her mare and off we went. Stone Park is a good place to ride as it is also entirely in the trees...BUT it is ALL up and down...........so a lot of work for the horses. Wolfie will get 2 days off and then on Wednesday I think I will head to 2 Rivers.....to ride with PRR, camp and find a way to stay cool!!!

7.01 miles (TOTAL 221.33 miles)
10.2 MAX mph
3.1 mph average
2 hours 31 minutes

Kristy

Kristy said...

Perfect timing!
This morning Donna, Sue, (Sue's boarder) and myself met at Hormel for an early morning (a.k.a. cooler) ride. It was perfect....temps in the 70's and even when it started raining we barely got wet as the trees caught most of it. Didn't ride very long (or very fast)but nice to beat the heat and sneak a ride.
stats

5.66 miles (TOTAL 226.99 miles)
8.1 mph MAX
3.0 mph moving average
2 hours and 27 minutes

Kristy

Kristy said...

Back to Hormel today. Donna, her friend Megan, Sue and I were riding at 8:30 and it was very pleasant. Didn't ride very far or very fast or very long but we did ride! By time we put in 2 1/2 hours it was getting hot and sticky in the sun. The shade with the breeze was okay but the sun is intense even at 11:30. We are planning on heading to Lake C tomorrow with a ride out time of 8:30.

6.01 miles (TOTAL 233.00 miles)
6.9 MAX
2.8 mph average
2 hours 34 minutes

Kristy

Kristy said...

It's hot out there! In the ac, in front of the fan, after a cold shower and I am still hot. Went to lake C and Gene, Sue, (her boarder) and I rode out at 8:30. It was cool (okay, not cool, but cooler than it is right now) But we were in the sun more than what I would have liked (Hormel spoils you once you have ridden there) and by the end it was just dog gone HOT. No two other ways about it. Suppose to camp tonight with Tammy V but going to beg out as I just don't think I could handle it

from today

7.22 miles (TOTAL 240.22 miles)
9.1 mph MAX
3.1 mph average
2 hours 39 minutes

Kristy

Kristy said...

Ride today was at Mike Anderson's by Blair. Wolfie certainly earned his keep today. Great ride but it is really challenging for the rider and a work out for the horse. It is a great ride and you really feel like you have accomplished something after it is all said and done. Horse went over backwards with rider before ride even started, horse(different horse) and rider went off of one of the bridges (the one without rails) and another horse bucked rider off after it(the horse) was stung by something. Some scrapes but everyone came out fine and all finished the ride one way or another. Way too much excitement for me, but I keep going back, every time I am invited.....it is a fantastic ride.....tons of fun. Wolfie might not entirely agree with me and he might have his own story to tell, but we'll never know!

stats from today
8.40 miles (TOTAL 248.62 miles)
10.4 mph MAX
3.2 mph average
3 hours and 30 minutes

Kristy

Kristy said...

Donna and I are off to Pawnee Lake (maybe Branched Oak too) tomorrow. Will camp there and return on Wednesday...stop in and say hi or ride with us if you are in the area.

I will post my rides from there when I get back

Kristy

Kristy said...

Two rides at Pawnee and then had cut our camping trip short. Donna took a spill during the evening ride and went to the ER the next morning. She's okay and getting some nice pain medicine until Friday when her broken wrist will get a cast. Pawnee is a very nice place to ride even though we kept getting lost! Here are the stats

morning ride

8.22 miles (TOTAL 256.84 miles)
9.2 mph MAX
3.0 mph average
3 hours 4 minutes

evening ride
7.73 miles (TOTAL 264.57 miles)
11.4 mph MAX
3.6 mph average
2 hours 27 minutes

will take today off and then join the PRR on Wednesday at Cunningham

Kristy

Tammy A said...

Oh dang! Sorry to hear about Donna! Hope she heals up fast.

And after tonight you will probably pass me in miles as I am not going to ride tonight. You caught up quick :)!

Are we still okay to ride at Powderhorn/Dead Timber next Wednesday? Ward said we might be able to ride across the river over to Dead Timber.

Tammy A

Kristy said...

Rode with the PRR at Lake C tonight, started out a tad bit warm but it cooled off quickly, beautiful night for a ride....no bugs so that helped!! Nothing planned for tomorrow, might head up to Willow with Bev on Friday and ride there for a couple of days.
stats

7.00 miles (TOTAL 271.57 miles)
11.3 mph MAX
3.4 mph average
2 hours and 14 minutes

Kristy

Kristy said...

Way too hot but Bev and I headed to Willow anyway. We rode Friday night around 6:30 and it was very pleasant once the sun dropped below the tree line. Got up and were in the saddle before 9:00 this morning but it was already hot and sticky. Didn't ride as much or as fast as we had thought we might but just too hot. But was fun to camp and get together and ride. Here are the stats from the 2 rides

ride #1 Friday night
7.33 miles (TOTAL 278.9 miles)
10.6 mph MAX
3.5 mph average
2 hours and 12 minutes

ride #2 Saturday morning
7.11 miles (TOTAL 286.02)
11.5 mph MAX
3.4 mph average
2 hours 12 minutes

not sure when I will get to ride again....maybe an evening ride otherwise will wait and ride on Wednesday's PRR

Kristy

Kristy said...

Oops........math error

total should be 286.01 NOT 286.02

sorry Tammy must be the heat lol :-))

Kristy said...

A bunch of miles to report. I know it looks like I have been taking a few days off from the derby, but the opposite is actually true! I have been so busy riding I haven't even been home, except to restock my coolers and take off again! 400+ miles on my truck, 9 hours behind the wheel, 30 some miles and over 15 hours for Wolfie and me. Phew, I am tired but I don't think it even phases him. Had just the best rides with the best of friends. Three days at Turkey Creek and 2 days riding around Lincoln checking out some places I had never been to. Too many fun stories (now memories)from wasps, to cicadas, to bulls, to showers (not what you think!), to bulls etc.....

here are the stats

Wednesday night PRR Turkey Creek
3.78 miles (289.79 TOTAL)
10.5 mph MAX
2.9 mph average
1 hour 31 minutes

Thursday morning Turkey Creek
7.40 miles (297.19 TOTAL)
13.4 mph MAX
3.1 mph average
2 hours 57 minutes

Friday morning Turkey Creek
8.04 miles (305.23 TOTAL)
10.1 mph MAX
3.0 mph average
3 hours 55 minutes

Saturday morning Wilderness (lincoln)
7.02 miles (312.25 TOTAL)
9.7 mph MAX
3.1 mph average
2 hours 53 minutes

Saturday evening Wagon Wheel (lincoln)
5.06 miles (317.31 TOTAL)
10.5 mph MAX
3.3 mph average
1 hour 45 minutes

Sunday morning Valparaiso (sp?)
8.23 miles (TOTAL 325.54)
10.4 mph MAX
3.2 mph average
2 hours 54 minutes

Kristy said...

Rode with Ward and Ed over at Powderhorn. The Elkhorn is low so we went from sandbar to sandbar...fun, fun fun! Might do it again tomorrow.
stats

5.28 miles (TOTAL 330.82)
11.1 mph MAX
2.8 mph average
2 hours 22 minutes

Kristy said...

Another river ride, this time we stayed in the river almost the entire time. Tons of fun!

4.61 miles (TOTAL 335.43 miles)
8.2 mph MAX
2.9 mph average
1 hour and 43 minutes

Kristy said...

Great way to spend 24 hours!! A friend, Lyanne, and I got up early Wednesday and headed to Turkey Creek. Got there around 10:00, set up camp, saddled and went out for the first of 4 rides!! Yep 4. We really hadn't planned it that way, just sort of ended up that way. It got a bit warm and a bit humid on Wednesday so the short rides suited the horses (and us) best. A little bit of riding, a little bit of eating and resting, then a little bit of riding etc. etc. Left Thursday (today) morning and I was back home by noon. I love riding at Turkey Creek and it was a great way to spend 24 hours!

here are the stats

Wednesday morning's ride
4.77 miles (TOTAL 340.20 miles)
11.4 mph MAX
3.3 mph average
1 hour 41 minutes

Mid-afternoon ride
3.24 miles (TOTAL 343.44 miles)
14.1 mph MAX
3.2 mph average
1 hour 7 mins

evening ride
3.67 mph (TOTAL 347.11 miles)
13.0 mph MAX
3.3 mph average
1 hour 12 minutes

Thursday morning ride
3.67 miles (TOTAL 350.78 miles)
12.1 mph MAX
3.2 mph average
1 hour 18 minutes

Kristy said...

Busy riding weekend at 2 Rivers. Lindsey (met her at a PRR ride earlier in the summer) came out and rode with me Saturday and again Sunday morning. Then was Shari's 4-H benefit ride.

here are the stats

Saturday with Lindsey
6.71 miles (TOTAL 357.49)
9.4 mph MAX
2.9 mph average
2 hours 33 minutes

Sunday morning with Lindsey
4.51 miles (TOTAL 362.00)
9.5 mph MAX
3.1 mph average
1 hour 44 minutes

Poker ride
5.89 miles (TOTAL 367.89)
9.5 mph MAX
3.0 mph average
2 hours 40 minutes

Kristy said...

Hooper Saddle Club ride/potluck. Too tired to write anything more than the stats.....good time & good food, can't ask for more!

8.26 miles (TOTAL 376.15)
MAX 12.7 mph
average 3.2 mph
3 hours and 31 minutes

Kristy said...

Back at school, so only weekend riding from here on out. So I better make them all count. Two friends(Kelly and Lyanne)joined me at Powderhorn for a short afternoon ride. My plan is to average at least 5 miles every weekend until the end of the year which will put me right at 500 miles for the year! Didn't get quite 5 in today but will make it up next weekend since I get an extra day.

4.79 miles (TOTAL 380.94)
MAX 9.7 mph
average 3.0 mph
1 hour and 42 minutes

Kristy said...

It's September...should it really be this hot and sticky?!! Never the less, I put Wolfie in the trailer and headed over to Mike's for a 2:30 ride. Yes, that happens to be the hottest part of the day :-)). But I hadn't seen/ridden with my friends Robyn and Liz for so long that I just had to endure the heat. Once we started riding it really didn't seem that bad. Love riding at his place. Horses got a good work out. Lyanne said she might come over tomorrow morning to ride my new horse for me.

8.23 miles (TOTAL 389.17)
MAX 17.7 mph (jumping a creek?)
average 3.0 mph
3 hours and 13 minutes

Kristy said...

Big THANK-YOU to my friend Lyanne. It was raining this morning but she still headed down my way to put the first ride in on my new horse. No way was I going to get on him, unless it was under controlled conditions (round pen, arena etc.) Not Lyanne.....first ride=first trail ride!! He was a rock star...mostly thanks to Lyanne. She is a good rider and I think that made all the difference. Leo (for now, but the name might change) handled bug spray, saddling, bridling, and he lead the whole time. Curious but not at all crazy. Most of the time he walked out on a loose rein. We went through bean fields, through a tall, dry corn field (we got lost, seemed like the best option), pastures. Saw turkeys, cows in a distance and trucks that went by on the road (we were close but not on it). Everything was a non-issue. Rode under trees and weeds smacked him but he didn't even care. He put his nose down and even found holes and uneven ground that he carefully picked his way around. Can't say enough about his first ride. Since Lyanne's horse Misty is getting some R&R we plan to ride together next weekend. We are going to load both ponies in my trailer and take him to Powderhorn and see what he thinks of the river IF it doesn't rain and we can still ride there.

4.58 miles (TOTAL 393.75)
MAX 8.2 mph
average 3.4 mph
1 hour 22 minutes

Kristy said...

Back to the river today with New Horse, Lyanne, Wolfie and me! Had a bit of a trailering issue. We put new horse in first and he pretty much freaked out until we got Wolfie in there with him. For the ride home we put Wolfie in first and it worked SO much better. He took to water like "a duck". Wolfie (who always goes into water, unless he is first) had to be convinced to lead (enter the crop!) After a few well place smacks he was ready to splash around. We went about 3 miles up and down the river and then into Dead Timber and then back to Powderhorn. Fun Fun Fun The new horse is really brave and bold. He pretty much "plows" through or over everything.

6.09 miles (TOTAL 399.84)
MAX 9.6 mph
average 3.0 mph
2 hours and 6 minutes

Kristy said...

Nice easy ride today at Hormel Park with Lindsey and her mom. I passed the 400 mile mark!! only 100 left to my goal of 500. Wolfie seemed a bit tired today, guess all that trudging through the sand and water yesterday wore him out. Lindsey said she would be interested in going to the river with us next Sunday so he better rest up this week.
today's stats

5.29 miles (TOTAL 405.13)
MAX 8.1 mph
average 2.9 mph
2 hours 6 mins

Kristy said...

Another nice easy ride at Hormel Park today. What a nice place to ride.......close to home, with about 6 miles of trails, all of which are in the trees. Donna's wrist is no longer keeping her off a horse so we had a good time "catching up" Our average mph is slow as we did a lot of talking!!!

5.96 miles (TOTAL 411.09)
MAX 7.7 mph
average 2.8 mph
2 hours 16 minutes

Kristy said...

Scary day!! Everything started out great, clouds started to clear out, nice breeze..4 of us going to meet at Powderhorn. We just got to the river and had started downstream when my "new horse" Trooper (who Lyanne was riding) started bucking........no idea why but Lyanne came off and Trooper decided to head out of the river and back into the woods. Lindsey got off and picked up Lyanne's cap and saddle bag that had fallen off and were heading down river. I stayed by Lyanne to make sure she was okay. She had the breath knocked out of her and her back hurt. Lindsey headed back to see if she could find Trooper. I stayed with Lyanne until she was able to stand and walk out of the river. She said she was going to walk back so Donna and I headed back to the trailers to see how Lindsey was doing with finding the horse. He had made it back to the trailers but didn't even slow down and headed to the highway. A lady stopped and said her husband had "chased him down" and was riding him back! Gutsy guy....... Once we had that under control Lindsey headed back out to Lyanne. Lyanne was hurting too bad to get back up on Lindsey's horse so walked back to the trailers with Lindsey. Lyanne called her husband to come and get her. Lindsey and I waited until her husband arrived and then Lindsey helped me load Trooper which by now had calmed down. WAY TOO MUCH EXCITEMENT. Lyanne said she heard air boats when she walked out, so all of us could have ended up in the drink so to speak had the boat come up our way. Trooper had the longest "ride" and the fastest, too bad he wasn't wearing the GPS. So glad Lindsey was there.......very cool head in a crisis.

1.79 miles (TOTAL 412.88)
MAX 9.3 mph
average 3.1 mph
57 minutes

Kristy said...

Spent the weekend with Sandi and Donna camping (lindsey joined us on Sunday for our ride. Wow the weather was great!! Mike, Sandi's husband, joined us late Saturday afternoon and had a fire and supper waiting for us when we finished riding....now that is the way to camp!! Even better,he served us breakfast the next morning (no not breakfast in bed for those of you going there!) Here are the stats

Saturday's 1st ride
8.30 miles (TOTAL 421.18)
MAX 13.3 mph
average 3.3 mph
2 hours 42 minutes

Saturday's 2nd ride
4.94 miles (TOTAL 426.12)
MAX 11.6 mph
average 3.3 mph
1 hours 51 minutes

Sunday's ride
8.28 miles (TOTAL 434.40)
MAX 12.5 mph
Average 3.1 mph
2 hours 54 minutes

Kristy said...

Rode at one of my favorite places.....Ponca Hills Beautiful colors!

10.8 miles (TOTAL 445.2)
MAX 10.2 mph
average 3.1 mph
4 hours 13 minutes



Kristy said...

Wow, what a great trip to Kansas! Went to Clinton Lake (Rockhaven Horse camp) The trails there are great fun! Was a bit worried since I don't have shoes on Wolfie but the worry was for nothing. He "trucked" up and down all the trails like a veteran. Too tired to write more. But sure would recommend this as a place to ride.

Saturday's ride
6.76 miles (TOTAL 451.96)
MAX 8.5 mph
AVG. 2.9 mph
2 hours and 28 minutes

Sunday's ride
7.74 miles (TOTAL 459.7)
MAX 7.6 mph
average 2.7 mph
3 hours 15 minutes

Monday's ride
6.48 miles (TOTAL 466.18)
MAX 7.0 mph
average 3.0 mph
2 hours 26 minutes

Kristy said...

Rode at Ponca again..........the hills were a bit muddy so Wolfie did a bit of sliding but he doesn't seem to mind "scooting" around a bit. Wolfie has quite a winter coat already and I was surprised that he got a bit sweaty after the short ride. Might meet Donna and head to Lake C tomorrow.

4.87 miles (TOTAL 471.05)
MAX 11.2 mph
average 3.1 mph
1 hour and 48 minutes

Kristy said...

Rode with Donna and Sue at Lake C today........took the long, leisurely way around the lake!! lol

9.47 miles (TOTAL 480.52)
MAX 11.3 mph
average 3.2 mph
3 hours 25 minutes

Only 20 more miles and I am done for the year.....first my goal was 1 mile a day (365 total) but when I hit 365 there were lots of ride days left so I decided to go for 500 (a nice round number that I just pulled out of thin air) More than I ever thought I could ever accomplish. I will be happy with my 500 no matter where I finish in the Derby.

Tammy A said...

Congrats on all your miles Kristy!! Nice that you exceeded your first goal and are closing in on 500 miles for the year! I am happy I got to share some of those miles with you & Wolfie!

Kristy said...

A bit of a wind today but got out and rode anyway. Donna had spotted a flyer at the bar in Nickerson when she was out to supper and called and wanted to know if I would do the ride with her. It was from Nickerson to Winslow and back to Nickerson. There would be chili when we got to Winslow and a potluck when we got back to Nickerson. Couldn't stay for the potluck but we did the ride. We dressed warmly, the sun was shinning and our two horses behaved themselves so all was good........the chili was great!!

Almost to 500!
13.0 miles (TOTAL 493.52)
MAX 9.2 mph
average 3.3 mph
4 hours and 26 minutes

Kristy said...

Made it!!! Rode at Mike's today.....fitting place to make it past 500. Saw some Derby riders there and horsetalers also. Nice to put faces/horses with names. Wolfie and I brought up the rear for most of the ride. He enjoys it in the back and I can also let him nibble whenever he wants without people behind us getting annoyed. Had a great selection of snacks afterwards. Great day all the way around.

9.10 miles (TOTAL 502.62)
MAX 10.7 mph
average 3.4 mph
3 hours and 10 minutes

Kristy

Kristy said...

Just couldn't pass up this beautiful weather ....headed to Branched Oak with Bev and Donna on Friday. Had 2 really nice rides and a great night for camping. Some nice long trots and canters so average was up and got a new MAX mph. Headed home before the wind got too bad.

Friday's ride

7.76 miles (TOTAL 510.38)
MAX 15.8 mph
average 3.6 mph
2 hours and 27 minutes

Saturday's ride
8.70 miles (TOTAL 519.08)
MAX 16.9 mph
average 3.8 mph
2 hours and 30 minutes

Kristy said...

Trooper has a new home! Went to 2 rivers today with Bev and I took Wolfie and Trooper. Helen Smith met us there and rode Trooper. They got along well together so he went home in her trailer. I don't think Wolfie or Red will miss him one bit but I was rather sad to see him leave. He would have been a perfect horse for me but he just would not play nice with Red and Wolfie....bite and kick marks all over them when they were together so he had to go.

today's ride

4.89 miles (TOTAL 523.97)
MAX 9.5 mph
average 3.9 mph
1 hour 20 minutes

Kristy said...

Windy, windy, windy! But wind or no wind I got out and rode today. Hauled over to Bev's and Donna met us there and we rode the roads and fields around her house. Wolfie was a "turd"........was not having any part of just walking....wanted to trot, trot, trot! Then I just about went over his head when he STOPPED dead in his tracks. All because of a corn stalk that was making some weird noise in the wind. Geez, you would think he had never seen a corn stalk. Hello!.... they are all around him at home because he is running in some stalks right now. But we did cover some ground and got a max of 16 mph +

today's ride
8.20 miles (TOTAL 532.17)
MAX 16.4 mph
average 4.3 mph
2 hours 3 minutes

Kristy said...

Great ride today! Went to Camp Moses. Hadn't been for a L-O-N-G time and I wanted to see what it looked like with all the trail changes. They took out a lot of cedar trees so everything looks different, so much so that we managed to get sort of, kind of, lost. Not really, but we did have to take several different trails (or make one of our own) until we found an area that looked familiar. Beautiful day. Weather was perfect. And I now have a new MAX 17.4 mph. Great way to start the month of December. A nice birthday present to myself....the big 60 tomorrow! Can't think of a better way to spend it than riding with friends.

today's ride

11.33 miles (TOTAL 543.50)
MAX 17.4 mph
average 3.1 mph
3 hours 44 minutes

Kristy said...

Man, nothing is working tonight....maybe I should just go to bed....... I have no clue what has been posted and what hasn't..oh well

Kristy