Trail log: 4-21-2018

IMO teams and new riders enjoying “chili” after the race.
  • Trail: IMO ride – Coyote Gulch
  • Miles: 8.47
  • Ave MPH: 3.1
  • Riders: Circle 4 team (Self, Jones, Dusty and Karen)
  • Horses: Jack, Honor, Rooster and Jane

Notes: First IMO of the year and a training ride. Karen joined the circle four team.  I found 3 markers without using bearing points. I may not be great at reading a map – but I do know the gal that set the plates and how she thinks. 🙂 Karen and Jane did super for their first IMO.

I can’t easily take pictures during the race so all we get is what we take back at camp.

Jack and Jane cooling off after the race. I love my horse.


Trail Log: 4-20-2018

Karen (aka Louise) and Annie
  • Trail: Steck Park
  • Miles: 6.97
  • Riders: Self – Karen
  • Horses: J’Lo and Annie
  • Dogs: Shade and Hank


Notes: We took our shooting horses out of the arena for a ride in the desert. J’Lo’s comfortable on the trail but Annie, karen’s horse – is not. Regardless – they both overcame their anxiety and made it back to the trailers unscathed. We found one geocache and set one. Which reminds me – I need to log them. :)Fun day with a good friend.


Trail Log: 4-14-2018

  • Trail: Steck Park – Boat dock to secluded cove
  • Miles: 4.83
  • Riders: Self
  • Horses: Jack and J’Lo
  • Dogs: Hank and Shade

Notes: We celebrated Shade’s 10th birthday by going for a ride along the river. Shade had tons of fun playing in the water/mud. She sure doesn’t look like a 10 year old dog. She has slowed down some (haven’t we all) – but still romps around like a puppy sometimes.

We didn’t go too far. I like to put on at least 10 miles on a ride but the terrain here is pretty steep so I feel it makes up for the shorter distance. I needed to get back and work on my water line.  I completely tore out the old and put in new lines to the house and a separate line for the stock and sprinklers. A section of the sprinkler pipe got tore up in the excavation. I’ve got everything back in place and am ready to re-seed the lawn. It will be  nice when it’s done for sure. In the meantime – every muscle in my body feels the effects of being on the business end of a digging bar for two weeks.

I got a lot accomplished in one day and spending my break with my critters topped it off the best way possible.