Knocking (Virtual) Tevis Off the “Bucket List”: Week 1

The Tevis Cup has got to be on a lot of people’s bucket lists.  It’s one of the ultimate dream rides that just about everyone I’ve ever talked to has spoken about someday wanting to compete in it.  Heck, I wanna ride Tevis someday.   I don’t know if I ever will because my knee can be a real bastard sometimes; and I definitely won’t ever ride it on my golden boy because there’s no freaking way Mitch would want anything to do with a 100 mile endurance ride and the way things are going right now, I don’t know if I’ll ever have the right horse for it.

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Mitch’s 12th Gotcha Day (Plus A Saddle Update)

Yesterday, Feb 12th was our official Gotcha Day; the day that I went to try him out at the therapeutic riding center all those years ago and loved him so much I brought him home (well, a few days later since they had to haul him over for me). It’s been 12 years now, and I’m really looking forward to the next 12!

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So Long To Ye Twenty-Eighteen

So here we go, the year-end recap.  2018 wasn’t really the year I had hoped it would be, but it was also the year I got things done, so I can’t really complain that much.  I never ever did any yearly goals for the year, so maybe it was better that way, and less stressful.  I might go ahead and do the exact same thing for 2019, because just winging it turned out better than freaking out that I wasn’t doing anything I had planned on doing.  But moving on …

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The Fault in My Stars

With the weekly forecast in the mid thorough upper 70s for the next few weeks, and an XP ride on our calendar, I felt it was time to kick things up a notch and commence the annual ritual of Shave-A-Pony.   Ormally I wait until No ember 11-ish, but we’re likely to be out on the ride that day, and thus, I wanted Mitch to have a few weeks of growing in his coat from my sucktastic clipping job.

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