Ain't nuthin like ridin' a fine horse in a new country - Augustus McCrae – Lonesome Dove

Monday, April 16, 2012

Newbie Endurance Conversation~

Pit crew area~
Through our Saddle-Up group, I've been lucky enough to meet some really wonderful people & been invited to ride with them on the eastside.  Avid horse people, they were interested in Endurance Riding & most had attended at least a ride or two.  It came up in conversation how difficult they were finding it to acquire useful information on what to expect at a ride.  Going into a Ride Camp for the first few times can be an intimidating experience, especially if you have no mentor to guide you.  

Amanda was gracious enough to offer to host a evening gathering & pot luck so that I could share what knowledge I've learned in twenty + years of competitive riding.  The venue was absolutely the nicest ever!   A perfect spring day, added to the ambiance :-)  Butch, decided to set up his usual "pit-crew" area- so that these "newbies" could get a "feel" of what a efficient set-up included.  I think he stole the show!  :-) 

We had planned two hours, but with the yummy pot-luck food, such comfy surroundings & Butch's display - all were reluctant to leave!  It was fun for us to share what we've learned & we really appreciated the great questions & interest in the sport!  We left for home feeling like we'd made some Great new friends & hope to see them put their new found knowledge to good use soon!


  1. That's really cool! Sounds like a lot of fun, and hopefully you'll get somebody interested in trying out our sport. :)

  2. it was lovely to meet you and your charming hubby... and thank you so much for being so generous with your time and knowlege.

    see you on the trails soon!!

    --Anne-Marie (and Raj)


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