Trail Log: 6-3-2017

  • Trail: Mountain Home – Tollgate Road – IMO
  • Miles: 17.19
  • Ave speed: 2.9
  • Max speed: 13.1
  • Riders: Self – Jones – Dusty
  • Horses: Jack – Shooter  – Zeke
  • Dogs: Hank – Shade – Dealer – Savannah – (stayed in camp – too hot)

Notes: An IMO ride along a section of the Oregon Trail. A challenging course in beautiful country. Only three teams found their markers – of which we were one of them. We may not be fast – but we are determined. Technically speaking – we took 2nd. as we helped the rider who came in 2nd find markers. That’s what it’s all about though – helping each other and having fun doing it. The team that took first helped us find 1 of our markers that was incorrectly tagged. Who knows if we would have found it on our own or not. We took it pretty slow. Jack started out  a little gimpy from new shoes and Shooter is an older horse. We opted to not take any shortcuts down the steep draws and stay on more level terrain. Jack did awesome. I swear, even tender footing that horse just loves being out there.