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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Team 62: Livin’ The Dream

 

legacy and me

 

Hello, my name is Heather.  I'm from a small town in Missouri;  I have had a passion for horses all my life and they are huge part of it. I love spending time on the trails, joining poker rides or just riding around home with family and friends. I am very excited about participating in the Distance Derby, I will be sharing miles with Legacy my 7yr old Paint mare, Tanner a 4yr old Sorrel QH gelding, and Gus a 13yr old gelding.

Lets Ride!

112 comments:

Livin' The Dream said...

Second evening out on Tanner this weather is amazing!!!
Jan 3- 2.79 miles
Jan 4- 5.10 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Wow had an amazing ride today in 60 degree weather who would of thought in January we'd be riding without coats!!!
Jan 5- 10.8

Livin' The Dream said...

Lovin the weather another great ride.
Jan 6- 11.8 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Wonder weather we had over the weekend and I enjoyed every bit of it!! Had some great rides with great friends even got a night ride in Saturday.

Jan 7. 5.37 miles
Jan 8. 10.9 miles
Jan 9. 4.35 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Got a few good rides in today even one on my lunch break!!!
Tomorrow doesn't sound to promising weathers gonna change:(
Jan 10. 9.51 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a wonderful ride Sunday with great friends finally got back to my favorite spot Honey Creek by Fillmore Mo, hadn't been there since Oct it was beautiful!!
Jan 15- 12.6 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Well not as nice as yesterday but still not bad riding for mid January :) had the day off so went out riding with my youngest son and cousin.
Jan 16- 6.05 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Thankfully the wind let up this evening and I was able to get a short ride in with Tanner.
Jan 18- 3.19 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Busy weekend but was able to get a ride in today hope we keep getting these nice days.
Jan 22- 11.7 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Got a ride in after work:)
Jan 25- 4.70miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Got in a great ride today with my family so glad we are having these wonderful days to ride on.
Jan. 30- 10.4 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Wow what a gorgeous day I was able to take the day off and spend it riding with my 3 yr old little cowgirl.
Jan 30- 10.3 miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

RIDE COWGIRL RIDE!!!! :-)

Livin' The Dream said...

Got in a few more good rides sounds like the weather is gonna change on us :(
Feb 1- 4.06 miles
Feb 2- 4.81 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Finally got a ride in seems like it's forever!!!
Feb 21- 4.42 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Another ride good thing sounds like our weather is gonna turn crappy:(
Feb 22- 5.5 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Had an amazing ride yesterday great weather great friends what more could u ask for:)

Feb 26- 22.6 miles

Livin' The Dream 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 3.70 mile ride.

3.70 beautiful miles of loess hills riding!!!

Livin' The Dream said...

Have a great ride today with great friends little windy but it's always worth it.

March 4- 6.64 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Loving this weather and it's only gonna get better :) had nice ride tonight my little girl was my riding partner.
March 5- 4.48 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Well it was very windy today but very warm had a good ride.
March 6- 7.11 miles

Grabb'n Leather said...

This was a day of fun! Good riding with great friends.

Livin' The Dream said...

Another night of riding after work.
March 8th Logged 4.58 Miles
For A Total Of 187.46

Livin' The Dream said...

Got In 2 nice days of riding. This weather has been beautiful!
March 9th Logged 6.26 Miles
March 10th Logged 13.6 Miles
Bringing My Total To 207.32 Miles!!!

Livin' The Dream said...

What an amazing evening for a ride I got to spend it riding with my 3 yr old little cowgirl she even rode all by herself:)
March 12- 4.18 miles

For a total of 211.50 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a great ride with my friend tonight rode some new area which I love doing and wow the weather amazing!!!
March 13- 11.50 miles
Bringing my total to: 223

Livin' The Dream said...

Great to ride beautiful evening!!
March 14- 9.39 miles
My total now is-232.39

Livin' The Dream said...

Enjoyed the country side tonight had a very nice ride.
March 15- 6.47 miles
Total-238.36

Livin' The Dream said...

What a wonderful St. Patty's weekend got to ride In the loess hills with a great friend and my loving family. The kids had a great time, found some deer sheds, we even took my daughters mini pony and just let him follow us it was like having a big dog with us. Great weather great weekend!!!!!
March 17- 18.42 miles
March 18- 16 miles
Total-272.78 miles


Total-272.78
Total- 272.78

Livin' The Dream said...

I guess I can't add lol, my total on the 15 should be 238.86 not 238.36 thank to Tammy she caught it and gave me the right mile total. Which mean this entry is off and should actually be GRAND TOTAL 273.28.
I think I was tired See my wrong total entered 3 times, to much wind lol.

Livin' The Dream said...

What a beautiful day I was able to take off at noon today and get a ride in before leaving for my meeting, so glad I did cause I was getting a little depressed thinking I had this meeting tonight and wasn't gonna be able to.
March 22- 7.43
Total-280.21

Livin' The Dream said...

Well greesh here we go again with my adding skills Thank u grabb'n leather for pointing that out :)
Total- 280.71

Livin' The Dream said...

Couple great days of riding even got to pony my little cowgirl with me today.
March 23- 10.6
March 24- 15.4
Total- 306.71

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a wonderful rIde today with my little girl, grabb'n leather and my dog Dezi it was a beautiful day for a ride.
March 25- 25.5 miles
Total-332.21

Livin' The Dream said...

Spent saturday at honey creek it was beautiful got lots of riding in.
March 31- 26 miles
Total-358.28

Christine said...

Where are you located? A few of us are meeting at Indian Caves on Saturday. Would be fun if you would join us! My email is ezspur@msn.com

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a wonderful ride tonight with my little girl I'm glad she likes to ride as much as me:) she rode Gus by herself for the 4th time. Her name is Danika and she's 3 my little cowgirl.
April 2- 5.36 miles
Total-363.64

Livin' The Dream said...

Tarkio mo, I'd love to what time?

Horses Are Our Lives said...

Do you know what you are getting yourself in to? I've been hearing that we have to watch out for Christine and Juanita! Just because they are setting in 1st and 2nd place, they are making sure none of us are going to get close. We need to be careful riding with them. :-)
LOL
I'm hearing we need to protect ourselves with water guns!

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a nice ride with my little cowgirl, it was a bit chilly by the time we got home but still nice.
April 5 - 6.4 miles
Total 370.04

Livin' The Dream said...

Well I have had some great rides this weekend my little girl and I met my friend at pierce creek Friday evening had a great ride my little girls ( Danikas ) first ride on the trails on a horse by herself :). Then Saturday I went ahead an went to Indian Caves with a friend that came home for the weekend, it turned out sunny and wasn't horribly muddy have a great day!!
April 6- 6.5 miles
April 7- 17.6 miles
Total: 394.14

Livin' The Dream said...

Great Easter with the kiddos the rode the four wheel while I rode my horse :) and a beautiful day to boot.
Aperil 8- 11.3 miles
Total-405.44

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a nice ride tonight got a little chilly but could be worse.
April-9. 7.6 miles
Total- 413.04

Livin' The Dream said...

Well got off early was supposed to go with a friend to Indian caves and ended up going by my self with my dog still had a very nice day and even explored new trails. One of the most relaxing days I've had just me my horse and dog:)
April-10 10.3 miles
Total- 423.34

Livin' The Dream said...

Glad the rain held off another day, my friend came down and we rode the levee and the (Tarkio trails) it's some pretty neat trails that run by the levee Down by the river some are along the river, actually pretty neat they were made by some guys who ride 4 wheelers. Great evening.
April 11- 12.6 miles
Total-435.94

Christine said...

HA! You rode with Renee!! What a small world! Sorry I didn't make it out to join you guys at Indian Caves. Hopefully another time.

Christine said...

sorry I didn't catch these replies until TODAY....Jesh!

We never did make it out to Indian Caves because it rained that morning, so we drove out to Plattsmouth & several of us rode w/ Pinky & the boys. If we make plans to head that way, I will for sure give you a 'heads up'.

Livin' The Dream said...

What a great night weather was perfect!! Started out with my little girl then she got tired; that doesn't happen very often, so I ended up ponying her horse she went home. Hope the storms tomorrow aren't as bad as they say they are supposed to be. Have a greAt weekend:)
April 13- 14.1 miles
Total. 450.04

Livin' The Dream said...

Up early and out for a ride before tge storms got here. It was beautiful this morning Pretty heavy fog here when I started out got home at 1130 and wasn't ready to stop but lots to do today. I hope these storms miss us cause they don't sound good.
April 14- 10.4 miles
Total 460.44

Livin' The Dream said...

Wow the wind is crazy today I was still able to get a ride anyway, my little riding partner Danika went with me. Not horrible It was actually pretty warm but windy windy windy!
April 15 - 9.15
Total- 469.60

Livin' The Dream said...

Well chilly tonight and sprinkled when we started out but rode anyway.
April 16- 11.12 miles
Total-480.72

Livin' The Dream said...

Working a new horse so didn't get my miles tonight just don't get much when ur in the round pen:( but it will b worth it.
April 17- 1.07 miles
Total-481.79

Livin' The Dream said...

Round pen work and riding tonight and a beautiful evening to boot.
April 18- 7.08 miles
Total- 488.87

Livin' The Dream said...

Round pen work in the cloudy drizzle thursaday and Friday busy busy busy didn't get to ride but bring on the weekend.
April 19- 1.17 miles
Total- 490.04

Livin' The Dream said...

Wonderful weekend even though it could of been a little warmer was perfect for the horses. Saturday I was able to ride at Indian Caves again more exploring I really like that place and had great company. One minor mishap my horse got caught up in some trees going out around a downed tree on the trail cut his leg and pulled a shoe but he's fine. Sunday road with family and was able to meet so derby riders, Christine and Jessica v very nice to meet U both gonna have to get together soon.
April-21. 25 miles
April-22. 11.65 miles
Total-526.69

Livin' The Dream said...

Wait wait add 1 more mile to Sunday came home and did some round pen work.
Total- 527.69

Jess Vallery said...

Hi Heather! Glad I got to meet you at Indian Caves, wish we could of ridden together! Next time you are heading that way let me know and I will try to join you!
Jess (Team 3)

Livin' The Dream said...

Not much riding today :( did get some round pen work done that's s good thing.
April-23 3.25 miles
Total - 530.94

Livin' The Dream said...

More round pen work wish those miles would add up faster but it will be worth it in the end.
April 24- 3 miles
Total- 533.94

Livin' The Dream said...

Rode out in the pasture last night not quite as fun as riding around the section of town or trails but any riding is better than no riding.
April 25- 2.95 miles
Total-536.89

Livin' The Dream said...

More pasture riding but at least I got to ride hope this rain holds off it would be nice to have another good weekend.
April 26- 4.43 Miles
Total- 541.32

Livin' The Dream said...

Been busy busy with kiddos but was above to get some riding in between work early childhood screening and track, by the way my boy did awesome at his meet top 3 in all 4 events :)
April 30- 7.31 miles
May 1- 3.63 miles
Total 552.26

Livin' The Dream said...

Well had a pretty good week had Friday of and was able to go to pierce creek with a friend then back home and rode the county around home. Saturday had district track that took all day my son did a great job, then came home and did a night ride by myself the moon was amazing had a great ride. Sunday my youngest son and I took off for pierce creek and met some family there for another nice ride.
May 4- 16.36 miles
May 5- 11.41 miles
May 6- 10.40 miles
Total- 590.43 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Didn't ride as far as I wanted tonight but at least I got to ride was to bad out either.
May 7- 7.17 miles
Total- 597.60

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a great ride last night with with two of my kids, Hunter and Danika joined me at Waulbonsie, they were very entertaining:)and I broke 600 woot woot!!
May 10- 6.38 Miles
Total- 603.98

Horses Are Our Lives said...

Congrats! I hope to make that mark this weekend! Hope we can ride together soon. Brenda

Livin' The Dream said...

Was able to ride Friday after work I with some friends got a little chilly the wind came up out of nowhere. Then on Mothers Day my yongest son asked e to go trail riding and said that was my Mothers Day present, sooooo sweet! We went to Indian Caves and had a very nice day the only thing missing was my oldest son, he had to go to graduation to play in band.
May 11- 7.23 Miles
May 13- 9.00 Miles
Total- 620.21

Livin' The Dream said...

Thank You!!

Livin' The Dream said...

What a fabulous weekend started out with a ride into town wenseday evening with my little girl to get ready for my weekend. Left for Nebraska Thursday and met my sister for camping and a fun filled weekend. Friday up and around headed to famd ride, so glad I got to met some of u, Tammy thanks for everything it was so much fun and beautiful had a blast. After that back to branched oak for more
riding that is a very nice place love it I'll b back.Saturday more riding at branched oak all dayactually then the storm hit wow the wind was crazy got drenched 2 times but didn't run us off was there to ride Sunday for a while then headed back home.
May 16- 5.69 miles
May 18- 28.7 miles
May 19- 15.15 miles
May 20- 8.07 miles
Totaling- 677.82 miles

Tammy said...

Wish we didn't have so many things going on this past weekend. Would have loved to ride with you at Br Oak. From there we could have went to Pawnee (just a few miles south) or Oak Glen (a few miles west). Come back again and we'll do it all! :)

Livin' The Dream said...

What a wonderful weekend I had with my family and friends. We went camping at lake of three fires was a little hot at time but still tolerable. I was even able to finally get my oldest son and my dad in the saddle again and we had a great time and was able to get a picture of my boys and dad all together on the horses, three generations horse back. An woo hoo broke 700.
May 25- 7.29 miles
May 26- 26.8 miles
May 27- 20.39 miles
May 28- 10.5 miles
Total- 742.80

Tammy said...

Congrats!

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a great weekend of riding was able to get a nice ride in Friday after work, rode out around the levee. Saturday headed to pierce creek for the poker ride, then over to waubonsie for a bit, then home and did a nite ride, the moon was amazing. Sunday was able to get a couple rides in one in the morning before my sons baseball game then another when I got home.
June 1- 9.37 miles
June 2- 18.28 miles
June 3- 9.42
Total- 779.87

Livin' The Dream said...

Turned out to be a nice night and I was able to get some miles in riding with my family.
June 4- 4.80 miles
Total-784.67

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a great weekend rode in the annual fuzz's ride Saturday, this is a ride a local couple put on every year for the Tarkio rodeo. We ride froM Their house in to Tarkio eat lunch then ride through the parade then back out to their house for a pot luck. Lots of riders and a all around good time ,my sister even came back for it:) Then today rode with my daughter, cousin and grabin leather beautiful day.
June 9- 20.82
June 10- 14.70
Total- 820.19 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Got a nice ride in today i took the day off and should of had more miles but oh well.
June 11- 12.70 miles
Total-832.89 miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Beautiful evening for a ride!! Danika (my daughter) and I went for a ride around town and out on the levee, I could take this weather any all the time:)
June 12- 6.10 miles
Total- 838.99

Livin' The Dream said...

I had a great time tonight riding with Christine (team purple), Renee, and little ms Danika, we rode from coin to Blanchard and back. Thanks so much Christine for having us over it was alot of fun and I do believe Danika has taken a liking to you:)
June 13- 11.70 miles
Total-850.69

Livin' The Dream said...

What a weekend a friend came back and I got to ride with her on Friday evening and then Saturday Danika and I went to Honey Creek for a nice ride and shower boy did it poor for like and hour then it cleared off. Sunday had a nice quiet ride by myself, thinking time.
June 15 13.30 miles
June 16 12.15 miles
June 17 7.35 miles
Total-883.49 Miles

Livin' The Dream said...

Was able to get some riding in dispite the heat.
June 21- 3.39
June 22- 12.70
June 23- 7.71
June 24- 8.09
Total-915.38

Grabb'n Leather said...

Some nice mileage...

Grabb'n Leather said...

Some nice mileage...

Horses Are Our Lives said...

Congrats on over 900!!!

Livin' The Dream said...

Well dispite the heat I got some riding in, after the sun went down was much much better. Saturday morning we checked fences was hot hot hot!!! Saturday evening much better then sunday evening.
June 30- 14.64
July 1-5.07
Total-935.09

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a good 4th of July, went to New Market IA they had a ride from out in the counrty to town started at 9:30 rode into town then rode through the parade that was at 1:00. I did not ride back out to hot after the parade!!!! Two of my kids and some friends all went together it was a good time, then home for fireworks.
July 4- 9.76 miles
Total- 944.85

Livin' The Dream said...

We camping dispite the heat mostly night rides to hot during the day but the lake was nice. Sunday found out my horse liked water went for a drink ended up in it up to my knees good thing I got him turned around :)
July 6- 5.77miles
July7-5.76
July 8- 9.55miles
Total-965.63

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a nice ride with my litle girl last night rode around the section and around town. I do believe shes gonna end up being a trick rider at 3 shes already turning side saddle and trying to do other things while going down the road, NO FEAR.
July 11- 6.07 miles
Total 971.70

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a pretty good weekend started out Friday night with my little girl at Pierce Creek then to Honey Creek saturday.
July 13-5.04 Miles
July 14-9.44 Miles
Total-986.18

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a good weekend riding for as hot as it was and woo hoo broke 1000!!!!!
July 20-7.50 miles
July 21- 15.40 miles
July 22- 4.00 miles
Total-1013.08

Horses Are Our Lives said...

Congrats on the 1000!!!!

Livin' The Dream said...

Got to ride some new areas very exciting, rode a spot around home where I have never been before very nice. Over the weekend headed to Iowa to Brushy Creek loved it very nice place, I even found where the rain was hiding, it rained all day and night Saturday but I still had a good time!!
July 26- 2.00 miles
July 29- 13 miles
Total- 1029.08

Tammy said...

Looks like you got some nice rides in. I haven't been there for a few years; need to go back sometime.

Slight correction. 1013.08 + 15 miles = 1028.08

:)

Livin' The Dream said...

There I go with my adding again lol

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a nice ride Tuesday evening was able to get some decent miles dispite the heat.
July 31- 8 miles
Total-1036.08

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a very nice weekend started on Thrusday with a nice evening ride in Iowa then to Honey Creek for the weekend with good company even got a night ride in.
Aug 2- 4.21 Miles
Aug 4- 10.80 Miles
Aug 5- 13.00 Miles
Total-1064.09

Livin' The Dream said...

Got in a few rides this week not as much as I would of liked to with these wonderful temps but better than nothing.
Aug 8- 1.48 miles
Aug 9- 6.59 miles
Total- 1072.16

Livin' The Dream said...

Nice weekend for riding to bad I didn't get much in.
Aug-10 7.31 miles
Aug-12 3.76 miles
Total-1083.23

Livin' The Dream said...

Had an amazing weekend went to the Petersburg ride great bunch of people up there to ride with. Juanita was there had a nice time visiting with her couldn't slow her down though she was on the move the entire time lol.
Aug 17- 2.40 miles
Aug18- 16.1 miles
Aug19- 8.27 miles
Total- 1110

Livin' The Dream said...

Have had some beautiful evenings to ride this week so far, went to the took the levee to the sandbar and down in the Tark Danika absolutley loved it!! Then a ride in Iowa last night, apparently its time to kick it up someone is bringing on the heat lol.
Aug 20- 8.03 Miles
Aug 21-6.67 Miles
Total- 1124.70

Livin' The Dream said...

Finally got some riding in!! Did a little riding last week after work then had a long weekend to make it that much better:) Got a ride in from Tarkio to Westboro with a friend on Friday, even did a little saddle surfing. Saturday evening hit Waubonsie, Sunday rode from Tarkio to Fairfax and back (HOLY COW, MOSQUITOES) these things were horrible, and Monday helped get escape cows back in. Had a great weekend with great company!!
Aug 28- 3.98 miles
Aug 29- 4.45 miles
Aug 31- 11.00 miles
Sept 1- 4.23 miles
Sept 2- 21.00 miles
Sept 3- 3.00 miles
Total- 1172.36

Livin' The Dream said...

Went for a ride with my favorite people Thursday Sept 6 just rode around home but still had a great time, love riding with my family. Sunday Sept 9 got to round up cows that were out, I really like doing this, Peanut is for sure a cow horse :). I did manage to get attacked by a thorn tree it was not very nice!!
Sept 6- 4.93 miles
Sept 9- 5.00 miles
Total- 1182.59

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a great ride Thursday night the rain held off and my favorite field is ridable again :) Then for the weekend headed to Waubonsie for the Pony Express Poker ride had a great time, tons of people there got to see some friends I havn't seen in quiet sometime.
Sept 12- 11 miles
Sept 15- 15.8 miles
Sept 16-5.11 miles
Total-1214.50

Livin' The Dream said...

Got a few rides in last week and a good one over the weekend. Tuesday evening I took off on Peanut, I am so happy they have the field clear North of my house it makes for a good ride:) Wenseday Danika and I went out to pasture to ride a couple to town, she did not make it very far, my riding partner is very comfortable on a horse so comfortable she fell asleep on her own horse. I gotta say she has good balance for a four year old, lol. Saturday I rode while my two youngest rode the gator, a bit safer for my daughter to fall asleep on.
Sept 18- 3.30 miles
Sept 19- 2.23 miles
Sept 22- 8.29 miles
Total- 1228.32 miles

Tammy said...

Caught that I was a few tenths off. This post had the error. Should be 1182.29 which will change the next few posts.

Tammy said...

Due to error above, this should be 1228.02

Livin' The Dream said...

Well my riding has for sure went down lately :( Got one ride in last week and none over the beautiful weekend so I'm Envious of all you that did. I did get to enjoy yesterday evening with a 10 mile relaxation ride, MUCH NEEDED!! Time to pick up the pace!
Sept 28- 5.53 miles
Oct 2- 10 miles
Total- 1243.55

Livin' The Dream said...

Had a good time last weekend at the Weekend at Bernies trail ride lots of good people there didn't do as much riding as I wanted but still had fun.
Oct-13 15.56
Total-1259.11

Livin' The Dream said...

Went to Mozingo Lake to ride their trails they are very nice not alot but still nice and beautiful view and day to boot.
Oct 25- 6.53
Total- 1265.64

Peggy Ann said...

Hi Heather, What part of Missouri are you from? I'm looking for some equine connections near St. Louis (Purina Farms). Are you near that area or know someone who is?
Peggy Ann Strupp Team 60 Montana Spots
pstrupp@gmail.com

Livin' The Dream said...

Nice weather we've been having wish I was riding more but I've been slacking and its showing:(
Nov. 17 5.94
Nov. 19 7.08
Total-1278.66

Livin' The Dream said...

No I'm live in the Northwest corner of Missouri sorry wish I was closer

Livin' The Dream said...

Long weekend and only one ride in I need to get back in the groove people are passing me left and right lol. Had a nice ride Friday afternoon with my family, thought we'd take a short cut and ended up being longer. Went through the timber and it was a wooly mess then had to cross a creek and two of the horses decided that was a bad idea. We finally got through it and got home after dark Brrrrrr it was cold!
Nov 23- 8.93 miles
Total- 1287.59