Monday, May 18, 2015

Endurance Ride Recap, Part One

I'm a week late with this update, I know.  Sorry.  And I didn't really get pictures, so you'll have to do a little imagining.

So Friday afternoon we loaded up and hauled out. Lady was hesitant to load, but we put the second horse on first and with a little quiet persistence, she hopped on without too much fuss.  I was actually very very very impressed with how well she traveled. We had to replace two tires on the trailer on the way down, drove through a hellish thunder storm, and even got kind of lost, all of which turned a 2.5 hour trip into a full 4 hours. She stayed quiet and calm the entire time and came off the trailer beautifully.  I was so proud.  :)
We walked around some to let her eat (in the dark, mind you) and although she was a little "up" because of other horses and the new place, she minded her manners. We had to tie to the trailer for night, and using a long rope for Lady ended up not being the best set-up. At 5:30 in the morning, my horse was returned to me, having broken the snap on her rope and spent part of the night on an escapade.  *sigh*  At least she didn't get into trouble.

Since I was up at 5:30, I just stayed up and gave Lady a really good grooming. By 7 we were tacked up and ready to go, and my horse is seriously the best creature in the whole wide world because other than neighing at the other horses around and being interested in eating grass, she was very very well behaved.

Tomorrow I'll write about how the actual ride went.  Stay tuned!


  1. can't wait to hear how it went!

  2. Oh man -- I'm so glad that everyone stayed calm, cool and collected on that trailer ride!