Monday, January 22, 2007

Horse Trailer - Panel Rack

Horse Trailer

I prefer to contain Tanna at rides with metal corral panels. Daniel added a rack to carry the panels on the top of the trailer.

The rack is made out of angle iron and bolts. The side supports are bolted to the trailer supports for security. The top supports are bolted to the side supports.

The passenger side supports extend up to create a wall for the panels to rest against and to allow for more stability during transit.

Daniel loads the panels using a ladder. After loading, the panels are strapped to the top and side supports with heavy-duty ratchet straps. Then the ladder is hung on the driver's side supports (which are lower to facilitate loading and unloading) and secured during transit.

More pictures available on my Flickr site.

Saturday, January 13, 2007


Friday afternoon, I was able to get home in time to round pen Tanna for 30 minutes or so to give him some exercise. After we got done, I took his halter off and let him go. He happily went flying up the pasture toward the house where Serts was waiting in the paddock. Daniel was on hand to take pictures during the round pen session and caught this lovely shot.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Slow week

This week has been slow horse-wise.

I ordered 4 Easyboot Bare boots for Tanna. Two for the front hooves and two for the back. I also had to order a new gaiter for one of the Epics. After 80 miles, the gaiter got really thin in places and I'm worried about rubbing. While I haven't seen any rubbing yet, I think I will have to replace that gaiter very soon.

The weather has been rainy and cold. So I've been doing some indoors cross-training for me. Since my husband has been home a lot and doing step aerobics takes over the living room, I have been spending some time on my treadmill doing some light running and brisk walking.

I like using my Garmin Forerunner 305 to keep track of my heart rate and to do Advanced Workouts to vary my heart rate and break the workout up into various 2-3 minute sections. Otherwise, I get very bored on the treadmill! I use an MP3 player or a portable DVD player to help combat the boredom, too.

The horses are doing well. I spent a good deal of time brushing Tanna out yesterday. He loves to roll in the mud and get completely caked. Serts was much easier to brush! Tanna also has a better coat than he had last year. I believe this is due to fixing his anemia, but I have no clear evidence of that other than he seems to have the best coat he's grown since I bought him.

Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year's Day Ride

Happy New Year!

I spent some time riding my horse Tanna with a good endurance friend, Angie, and her horse Sabre. We had a great ride. I both hope this great training ride will set the tone for the coming year's training and competitions.

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Natchez Trace - Webb Hollow Loop
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