|Farah & Connie|
One horse, One rider, One Thousand Miles to date! February of this year - when I joined the Distance Derby & started logging our miles - it seemed like a very lofty goal. With the companionship & support of my long-time riding partner Joyce - Farah & I attained that goal on today's ride! What a thrill!
|The blue hole!|
I've managed to maintain our position of fifth place on the leaderboard for a few weeks now, but can't help but be impressed with the riders who've been nipping at our heels! There are only a couple of us riding one horse in the race & it's a real commitment to keep any horse sound as the miles continue to add up. Shoeing has been a real issue for me, even at five week intervals, I didn't think we'd get through today's ride with all four shoes still on! Justin is coming tomorrow & it's sure not soon enough!
|Between heaven & earth~|
Yesterday, I was looking for some distance. I knew how close we were & wanted to be riding with Joyce when the Garmin locked down those last few miles. With a ride planned for today - even though it was raining, even though we had to start early & even though Farah's shoes were literally held on with a wing & a prayer - we were determined to get the deed done! Before the end of the month, before the end of Summer & before my closest competition! :-)
It was such an incredible day! Which just goes to show that even if you start out with a purpose, you can be surprised at the beauty nature can throw your way! It was Really Something to see! The video above shows a little of how we felt somehow suspended both in space & in time...
|Kitt's Trail + some exploring!|
No, it's not AERC miles, nor Limited Distance miles, but they're Our miles & we've enjoyed each & every one! I'm sure this is the most I've ever ridden in any given year & with the year far from over, we both love heading back out to see what's over that next mountain!