J and her steeds, Sedona the buckskin Mustang and Chief the PintaChief
Beautiful camp in the redwoods
the calm before the storm
New friend I always see at rides now on the left, the first vet I ever used vetting in Sedona, and on the right another friend from the valley! Ahh, endurance is a small world & home town rides are great :)
Walking to the Start, Saturday a.m.
Chief and Sedona pulsed right through (Chief @ 52), their pulses taken by an old friend of mine, the gal who sponsored me through Chamberlain Creek as a junior some ten years ago. She is also the wife of my first ever farrier, who I also had the pleasure of seeing at the ride.
Mugging at the hour hold
4 mile climb out of the 15 mi vet check
Trinity River Challenge a few weeks ago, seemed like nothing! The trail was wide and the footing was nice, Chief found a fifth gear trot like he never had before, and we were having fun!
Sedona 22 mi vet check, still peppy and an all As check
These boys are plum tuckered
I had a pretty rough night after the ride, I fell asleep a few times but the horses banging or pawing and shaking the trailer woke me up every time and then around midnight I started feeling sick and had a weird bug for about the next 8 hours. I would feel okay and then get the hot sweats and throw up, even when there was nothing to throw up. Not fun! It wasn't all that bad but any illness feels a hundred times worse when you're cold and filthy camping, so I was glad to get on the road for home.