Monday, August 17, 2009


On Sunday, I took Tanna to the trails at Natchez Trace Parkway and we did about 21 miles in long slow distance (LSD). Tanna did great as usual.

Today, it was Serts' turn for a ride out from the house. Tanna likes to play games when I go out to catch him for a ride, but this time he only made a lazy half circle and then came to me. I touched his nose with the halter, patted his neck, and turned to get Serts. Curious, Tanna followed me and watched while I saddled Serts. I debated bringing Tanna along with us, but decided it would be better for me to concentrate on Serts, so left Tanna staring after us as we headed down the road.

After a good solid ride with Serts (during which we were rained on), I returned to the house and proceeded to pull tack and sponge Serts down. Tanna followed close on Serts' heels from the moment we got back in the gate and stood very close during the ending procedures.

Feels good to have Tanna be so companionable the day after a 20 mile ride. Sometimes I wonder if he really does enjoy training. Seems he does. :)

We are getting prepped for the Big South Fork Endurance Ride the week after Labor Day. Last week, I sent in my entry for the boys. Tanna is scheduled for a 50 mile ride and Serts for a 30 mile ride.

Now if I can just figure out why my stirrup leathers are pinching and FIX the problem!

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