Ain't nuthin like ridin' a finehorse in a new country- Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove
Friday, November 4, 2011
Khari's - AERC Equine Mileage Medallion~
Khari's 1,000 mile Medallion
For those of you who haven't seen one - (I hadn't) here it is! In yesterday's mail was a big fat envelope from the AERC with the medallion & the certificate below. It's engraved on the back with "1,000" but I plan to add Khari's name & the date.
On Khari's page is a bit about the history that has brought us to this milestone. I was careful from the beginning with Khari, wanting to do everything as right as ten + years in the sport had taught me. Going to the Bryce XP for Khari's first fifty-mile ride, the setting was the perfect place to start a young mare on a distance career. Khari, as my second endurance mare, didn't have to endure the mistakes that a newbie rider with a competitive bent makes early on. Named after my maternal Grandmother Carrie Fleming - Butch added the "me-home" to her registered name :-) We both hoped that she would live up to the name & she has! Never pulled, she has a straight list of completions right up to this milestone. Now, if I could somehow motivate her to give a bit more on training rides, life would be grand :-)