My name is Keith Kibler and I am team 104 "Shawnee". My wife and I live on a small farm in deep Southern Illinois by the Shawnee National Forest. We raise, train, sell and compete gaited horses in endurance. I come from a back ground of human long distance competition and use those training protocols with gps watches, and heart rate monitors to prepare gaited horses for 30,50 and 100 mile endurance competition.
We currently have twhs, mfts and twh and std bred cross. One of our twh mares, Kate, is the first twh to take 1st or Best Condition in a 100 mile 24 hour event. She is the little grey I am riding in the picture. Sandy and I have a very good time training with each other and competing against each other. She is so little it is not fair and our horses are always asking me to lose weight. Shoot, I keep getting lighter saddles but I guess that is not enough.
I am a mentor with the aerc (the endurance association) and have the pleasure of writing for Trailblazer Magazine. If any of you would like information on endurance, please ask me.
2013 / 1501.28 Miles / 3rd Place