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Friday, December 30, 2011

Team 45: Grabb'n Leather

 

grabin leather

 

Hi.   I am an Iowa native.  I will be splitting time between two AQHA geldings.  Tex & Memphis will be tote'n me the miles I will cover. Happy trails to you all.

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88 comments:

Grabb'n Leather said...

I was happy to get to ride on Jan. 1st & 2nd with my riding friends. We were able to ride on a beautiful sunny cool windy trail both days in Southwest Iowa. Logging 5.99 miles on Jan. 1st & 4.92 miles on Jan. 2nd.
Cant wait to get in the saddel again soon!

Grabb'n Leather said...

Wow! Who would believe that Iowa could have this weather in January! I'm love'n it and my horses are thinking they should be on vacation. LOL!
But all in all we have enjoyed our riding time in the middle of winter so far with some great riding partners.
Jan. 7th we were able to log 20.64 Miles
Jan. 8th we enjoyed another 10.9 Miles
God Blessed Us With A Great Weekend!

Grabb'n Leather said...

I was blessed with a once in a life time ride yesterday Jan. 15th 2012! I was able to go to one of my all time new favorite places to ride in Filmore, Mo. Honey Creek Conservation Park. Had a fabulous day of riding with great friends.
I logged another 12.6 miles of beautiful Trails Jan 15th 2012!!
And looking so foward to many more!

Grabb'n Leather said...

After the long recovery of my favorite trail horse being sick I was blessed with a beautiful day of riding with my favorite trail riding partner. We were able to log a beautiful day of riding for a toatl of 22.6 Miles!!

Can't wait for next day horseback!!! :-)

Grabb'n Leather said...

I did it!!! March ride is in! I have rode all winter long at this point. Haven't missed a singal month all winter long. It maybe a first every for me..... And all in great company! :-) I was able to get a nice ride in last night after work for a 4.56 mile ride.

4.56 beautiful miles of loess hills riding!!!

Grabb'n Leather said...

March 4th was a cool windy ride but I managed to get in a nice 6.34 miles.
Logged 6.34 miles with Family & Friends.

Grabb'n Leather said...

March 5th was a nice evening to catch an evening ride. So I saddled up and got me a nice 5.31 mile ride in. The moon was so pretty and as the wind died down I wanted to just ride all night!

Logged 5.31 miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

March 8th was a beautiful night of riding after getting home from work. Memphis & I logged a pretty 6.30 Miles of enjoyable riding.

Logged 6.30 Miles
Breaking The 100 Mile MARK!! For A Grand Total Of 100.16 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

March 9th & 10th were some very nice days of riding. I am getting so pumped about getting out there and wearing out a few horse shoes!!
Logged 12.3 Miles March 9th
Logged 13.6 Miles March 10th
Bringing My Total To 126.06 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

March 12th Wow what a pretty day of riding!!! Cant get enough of it...
Logged 9.28 Miles
Total To Date 135.34 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

March 13th The first evening of riding with out having to wear a coat!
Logged 8.85 Miles
Total To Date 144.19

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March 14th I was lucky to get in a short ride tonight after hauling hay.
Logged 4.09 miles
Total To Date 148.28

Grabb'n Leather said...

March 15th was a great night of exploring some old territory I love to ride so much!
Logged 6.62 Miles
Total To Date 154.9 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

What A Fabulous ST.Paddys Day weekend of riding! I will put it on the top of my list as an all time favorite!!!! Had a blast with our new trail riding mascot Clyde the mini pony!

March 17th Logged 15.35 Miles
March 18th Logged 16.0 Miles
Total To Date 186.25 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

March 22nd What a great break in the wet weather. I was able to saddle up and enjoy a great evening of riding. It was a nice ride to town & back.

March 22nd Logged 9.20 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

What a Beatiful Evening! Got to ride with my best friend.
March 23rd logged 10.6 miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

March 24th a great afternoon of riding in northwest Mo. with my favorite little cowgirl ponied along on her trusty stead Gus. And other great friends!

March 24th logged 15.4 miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

March 25th - Wow is all I can say! It was a picture perfect day of riding with Live'n A Dream & her lil cowgirl. Totally a very enjoyable day of riding.
Logged 25.5 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

March 30th was another beautiful day of riding with friends in northwest Mo.

Logged 24.0 Miles on Memphis

Grabb'n Leather said...

April 5th a cool breezy ride tonight but was a nice ride on Memphis with Rose & thanks to the new technology was able to ride with friends too!!

Logged 7.06 mile April 5th

Grabb'n Leather said...

What nice weather to get in a few rides this Easter weekend. Really missed my riding partner :-(, but was nice to see my daughter for a few days and enjoy time riding with her.
My daughter & I got a nice ride in on Friday evening rode to town for dinner and back in a full moon. It was a pretty evening of riding.
April 6th we logged 12.2 miles
April 7th I logged 7.15 miles Riding with brother-In Law
April 8th I logged 4.12 miles Moving Cattle For a Friend
Giving Me A Grand Total Of 301.48 Miles Breaking the 300 MARK!

Grabb'n Leather said...

A busy evening but managed to squeeze in a short ride last night...

April 10th Logged 2.97 Miles
Bringing my total to 304.45 Miles

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April 11th 2012 - Was a great night for a ride, so Memphis, Rose And I took advantage of it. It was nice having Rose back to go along after weining her pups. She was so happy to be able to go along.
Apirl 11th Logged 9.23 Miles
Bringing My Total To 313.68 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

April 12th Darn rain making it hard to get much riding in. But was lucky enough to sneek in a short ride.
April 12th Logged 3.55 Miles
For A Total To Date 317.23 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

April 13th a nice evening ride :-)

April13th logged 7.53 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

April 14th got out early before the rain moved in & got to ride with an old friend.

April 14th Logged 9.47 Miles
Making my total to date 334.23 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

April 18th was a nice evening to get in a few miles. Got to ride and visit with some great friends. :-)

April 18th Logged 10.5 Miles
Total To Date 344.73 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

April 21st A very nice Saturday ride!
Logged 16.1 miles with great friends!
Total 360.83 miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

April 22nd slow day of riding.
Logged 11.8 miles
Total to date 372.63 miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

April 23rd - Had a real nice short ride, the weather was beautiful.
Logged 5.18 Miles
Total To Date 377.81

Grabb'n Leather said...

May 1st got to ride for a bit. Not quit what I would prefer but will take what I can get at the moment.
Logged 3.57 Miles
Total To Date 381.38

Grabb'n Leather said...

May 4th rode 4.33 Miles south of Neb City
May 5th rode 15.1 miles @ Wabounsie Park
May 6th rode 9.3 Miles with Rose & Friends
A fair weekend of riding.
Total to date 410.11 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

A nice evening in the saddle helping a friend get camp horses ready to go for the summer. Not as far as would have liked to have rode, but happy to get out and ride.
May 9th Logged 6.25 Miles
Total to date 416.36 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Another night of getting camp horses rode. It was a beautiful night of riding. :-)
Logged 6.38 Miles
Total to date 422.74 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Was able to ride with my son for his birthday this evening.
Logged 4.75 miles
Total to date 427.49

Grabb'n Leather said...

Weather was pretty over the weekend and I was able to get out & enjoy it.
Saturday May 12th Logged 12.6 Miles
Sunday May 13th Looged 6.18 Miles @ Waubonsie
Then Logged 11.9 Miles @ Indian Cave
Then Logged 3.42 Miles Along The Mo River @ Nebraska City
Total To Date 461.59

Grabb'n Leather said...

Tammy thank you for putting on a nice ride on the 18th I enjoyed it very much. And then enjoyed more riding back at camp too!!
Logged 28.7 mile May 18th
Total to date 490.29

Grabb'n Leather said...

Got to explore many new area trails in Nebraska today. It was a beautiful day of riding.
Logged 15.15 miles May 19th
Total to date 505.24

Grabb'n Leather said...

A cool start to the day today turned into a beautiful afternoon of riding.
Logged 8.8 Miles May 20th
Total to date 514.24 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Sorry math error the total to date after May 19th is actually 505.44 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

What a great memorial holiday weekend of camping & riding with friends.
May 26th 31.8 Miles
May 27th 20.39 Miles
May 28th 11.5 Miles
Total to date 577.93

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 1st had a chance to go for a short ride with a friend tonight. Very enjoyable!
June 1st logged 4.9 Miles
Total to date 582.83 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 2nd I was able to make the Pierce Creek Poker Ride & then a short ride at Waubonsie to get a few miles in. Then on June 3rd it was up early and saddled to ride in to church! Rode into church and back then loaded up and went south of Nebraska City to ride some more... All in all not a bad weekend of riding.
June 2nd Logged 13.05 Miles
June 3rd Logged 19.91 Miles
Total To Date 615.79 Miles BROKE THE 600 MILE MARK!!! WOO HOO!!

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 4th It was a little warm when I got home from work last night after work so opt to go set in the AC have a bite to eat. I then desided after it cooling down a bit I would saddle my sons 2 yr old filly and go for a short stroll on her. All in all we had a nice little ride. She did think the hogs were going to eat her as we rode by them.... LOL!! Fun riding colts!
June 4th Logged 4.56 Miles
Total To Date 620.35 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 5th a nice evening. I rode to town & ate at Whips Steak House & Saloon and then rode back home.
June 5th logged 9.89 Miles
Total to date 630.24 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 6th was able to go to waubonsie park for a short ride this evening. Had a nice ride with my friend Allan.
June 6th logged 4.9 Miles
Total to date 635.14 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 9th was a nice day of riding. Got up & rode to town for breakfast & then went on a organized trail ride in Tarkio Mo. Was glad to have the breeze all day or it could have been a very warm day in the saddle.
June 9th logged 20.82 miles
Total to date 655.96 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 10th wow a warm windy day again! But was able to manage to face the heat & wind for a nice ride with some friends.
June 10th logged 14.7 Miles sunburnt & wind blown
Total to date 670.66 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 11th nice evening ride it actually got a little chilly without a jacket before we got back home. Nice ride with my son tonight. :-)
June 11th logged 9.97 Miles
Total to date 680.63 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 12th another nice evening but a short ride tonight with good conversation.
June 12th logged 4.22 Miles
Total to date 684.85 Miles

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June 14th A short ride before the storm. :-(
June 14th Logged 4.25 Miles
Total To Date 689.10

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 15th the weather broke and my dog & I got a nice ride into night road riding.
June 15th logged 9.97 Miles
Total To Date 699.07 Miles Darn just missed the 700 mile mark. :-(

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 16th got to ride a all time favorite place I Mo. With good people.... :-)
June 16th logged 12.0 Miles
Total to date 711.07 miles breaking the 700 mark!!!!

Grabb'n Leather said...

June 19th Had a chance to run to Waubonsie State Park for a nice ride. Amazingly comfortable for as warm as it had been today.
June 19th Logged 6.83 Miles
Total To Date 717.9 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

I finally got a chance to ride a bit last night.... :-) A little warm in the begining but cooled off as the sun went down.
July 12th Logged 7.90 miles
Total to date 725.80

Grabb'n Leather said...

After verifying that my driving miles are eligable!! :-) I am now getting caught up on my mileage report.
July 11th Logged 5.47 Miles With Sam & Spike
July 13th Logged 10.3 Miles With Sam & Spike
July 14th Got Around Early Before The Heat Moved In & Rode Out On Memphis about 7am. Rode From My House North Of Sidney Down Along The Bluffs To Waubonsie State Park Logged 9.7 Miles There. Then After A Breif Rest We Left Waubonsie To Move On West To Nebraska City, Nebraska To Go To The Fort Western Store Where My Younger Sister Is The Manager. Getting There In Time To Go Lunch With Family. Logging Another 12.6 Miles For A Nice Day Spent With Memphis & Logging A Total Of 22.3 Miles On That Day. :-)
Total To Date 763.87 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

What a hot weekend! But toughed it out and got in some nice miles with some good friends new & old.
July 27th Logged 15.35 Miles
Total To Date 779.22 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

What a nice weekend for riding & Rodeo!
August 4th Logged 18.6 Miles
August 5th Logged 10.46 Miles
Total To Date 808.28 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

It was a beautiful evening to be horse back again in nice temps!! :-)
August 9th Logged a pretty 8.56 Miles
Total To Date 816.84 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Some beautiful riding this long weekend. Good friends & great temps!!!
August 10th logged 9.67 Miles
August 11th logged 15.09 Miles
August 12th logged 14.76 Miles
Total to date 856.36 Miles!! :-)

Grabb'n Leather said...

This weather has got me itching... The fall riding is going to be great! Had A nice ride last night.
August 13th logged 7.12 Miles
Total To Date 863.48 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

What a great weekend of horseback riding. From Sidney IA. To Petersburg Neb. To Broken Bow, Neb. Some Beautiful riding in all locations.
August 17th Logged 6.73 Miles
August 18th Logged 17.43 Mile
August 19th Logged 6.23 Mile
Total To Date 893.87 Miles

JUANITA said...

You must have been the tim, Brandon Johnson mentioned to us at Petersburg, why didn't you come up and say Hi, I would have stopped long enough to do that, lol

Grabb'n Leather said...

Lol I will introduce my self next time we cross paths

Grabb'n Leather said...

Another beautiful evening.
August 21st logged 4.55 Miles
Total to date 898.42 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Had a chance to saddle up Sunday for a short day of riding on a humid afternoon after a very welcome Day of rain. Breaking the 900 Mark!
August 26th Logged 6.76 Miles
Total To Date 905.19 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

An amazing River Ride last night full moon & great temps..... :-)
August 29th logged 10.86 Miles
Total To Date 916.05 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

A few good miles with good friends over the holiday weekend.
August 31st Logged a 11.86 Mile moon light ride so pretty.
Sept. 1st Logged a nice short ride of 8.96 Miles
Sept. 2nd logged 6.97 miles another short riding day.
Total To Date 943.84 MIles

Grabb'n Leather said...

The weather has made for some nice rides lately.
Sept.8th Logged 6.58 Miles
Sept.9th Logged 7.63 Miles
Total To Date 958.05 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Another nice eveing in the saddle.... Even with a late start & a dark ride back to camp.
Sept 10th Logged 7.60 Miles
Total To Date 965.65 iles

Grabb'n Leather said...

A nice weekend of riding with friends & Family!
Sept. 14th Logged 4.53 Miles
Sept. 15th Logged 13.34 Miles
Sept. 16th Logged 3.47 Miles
Total To Date 986.99 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

What beautiful weather to bring in the cow/calf pairs off of summer pasture the last 2 days! I could't think of a better place to be while making that milestone mark of over 1,000 miles! "Well maybe one better place... But we wont talk about that". LOL!! WOOT WOOT!!
Sept. 17th Logged 7.27 Miles
Sept. 18th Logged 6.83 Miles
Total To Date 1,001.09 MIles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Got in a little horse play the Sept. 19th Memphis officially started his roping lessons.
Sept. 19th Logged 4.05 Miles
Total To Date 1005.14 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

What a beautiful weekend! Wishing I had gotten more miles in but sometime responsibility is a reality.
Sept. 22nd Logged 9.04 Miles
Total To Date 1010.13 Miles

Tammy said...

Since you and I are neck and neck, I hate having to tell you that you have a math error to your favor... but you do. 1005.15 + 9.04 = 1014.18. Drats! ;)

Grabb'n Leather said...

LOL!! well thank you for noticing my error Tammy.... :-) Just goes to show the honesty of good horse people!!

Grabb'n Leather said...

Had another fabulous day of riding Saturday... What great weather! We were able to get together I ride from just south of Nebraska City to Peru, Nebraska & Back such a pretty ride. :-)And got in a nice short ride on Sunday as well.
Sept. 29th Logged 21.06 Miles
Sept. 30th Logged 4.6 Miles
Total To Date 1039.84 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Been nice riding the Loess Hills with all the pretty colors this fall. Cooler days are my favorite times to ride.
Oct 3rd logged 7.34 Miles
Total To Date 1047.18 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Another beautiful evening in the saddle.... :-) Love'n every mile of it!
Oct. 4th Logged 7.17 Miles
Total To Date 1054.35 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Got a little time in the saddle over the weekend between doctoring my poor horse. Glad I have more them one...... Or am I?? LOL!! Love them all. :-)
Oct.6th Logged 6.54 Miles
Oct.7th Logged 4.06 Miles
Total To Date 1064.95 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Had a fabulous Week &Weekend!
Oct 16th Logged 4.03 Miles
Oct 20th Logged 8.09 Miles
Oct 21st Logged 17.52 Miles
Total To Date 1094.59

Grabb'n Leather said...

What a nice weekend & maybe the last of the good ones. Was happy to spend it with family & horses!
Nov. 3rd Logged 12.37 Miles
Nov. 4th Logged 8.64 Miles
Total To Date 1115.60 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Wow what a busy time of year this has gotten to be.
But finally finding time to saddle up again.
It was a great week to view Christmas lights in town horse back too!
Dec.8th Logged 6.87 Miles
Dec.9th Logged 5.98 Miles
Dec.11th Logged 7.64 Miles
Dec.12th Logged 9.86 Miles
Dec.13th Logged 9.69 Miles
Total To Date 1155.64

Grabb'n Leather said...

Another Pretty Good Weekend!
Dec. 15th Logged 4.78 Miles
Dec. 16th Logged 12.64 Miles
Total To Date 1173.06 Miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

Have had some chilly rides but very enjoyable lately. Including a beautiful Chirstmas Carriage Ride with my Mother!! :-)
December 21st Logged 3.29 Miles
December 22nd Logged 4.58 Miles
December 23rd Logged 8.49 Miles
December 24th logged 6.13 Miles
December 25th Looged 2.36 Miles
TOTAL TO DATE 1197.91 Miles

Enter Me Up For 2013!! I'm In!! :-)

Grabb'n Leather said...

Nice afternoon for a ride threw the hills of my home land.
December 27th Logged 6.55 Miles
Total To Date 1204.46

Grabb'n Leather said...

The end is here and a great season considering the injuries along the way this year. My final reports for the 2012 Derby are as follows.
December 28th Logged 4.67 Miles
December 29th Logged 6.92 Miles
December 30th Logged 9.83 Miles
December 31st Logged 12.43 Miles
Grand Total To End The Season 1238.31