Many of you know Southern California is on fire. I am near San Diego and last Thursday Dec 7, a fire broke out in North County, about an hour north of San Diego. That afternoon I was on my way to the Fox News studio around 2 pm for an interview about my attempt to… Continue reading Be Prepared for Natural Disaster: Equine Evacuation
There's a certain letdown after a huge accomplishment. It's been almost a year since I decided I wanted to tackle Tevis. Over Christmas last year I was driving cross country from Michigan to Southern California with two horses, one of which would hopefully make it to Tevis. In August, we did it! But then what?… Continue reading Dogsledding? Sure!
We have been addressing some very controversial topics recently. There has been good conversation. Improvements are already happening all over. The Green Bean Movement is alive and well. There are a lot of great mentors. This post is about ideas. Here are some of ours. And we want to hear yours!
I poked the bear because I wanted to share my experience. I thought the bear had eaten me for a short time, but it turns out I was only maimed.
I originally chose not to post the following article on my blog. I decided I didn’t want to be crucified. If I had posted the following article, I would have been banned from an entire series of rides and expect to be now.
To the Newbies and Potential Newbies! Please don't be deterred! Come out and ride! And a bit of a response to the ongoing conversation sparked by the last article.
After Race the Wild Coast in Oct 2016, I decided I wanted to tackle the Tevis Cup, 1 day, 1 horse, 100 miles. I had zero AERC miles. I had never trained an endurance horse. The horse wasn't backed until she was 8 years old and had done 3 rides in 2015 and 2 in 2016. Very few people thought we had a chance.
Riding is easy. People and logistics are hard. I'd love to be able to say I'm calm, cool, and collected and much of the time I am. Except when I'm not. *Apologies in advance for the lack of photos, most did not survive the death of my phone in the American River. The weekend… Continue reading The Horse is Fine, The Rider is Crazy
Top ten was less than a mile away when I made a wrong turn. I saw the 5 mile marker. And the 4 mile marker. And the 2 mile marker. I got off to jog so Splash could hopefully catch her breath a little more easily in the humidity. Each ride revealed another long stretch… Continue reading Bonus Miles