Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Team 104 - Shawnee *






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.
Keith Kibler

http://shawneesunrisefarm.net/
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2013 / 1501.28 Miles / 3rd Place


51 comments:

  1. 11.64 miles, 1-1-2014
    6.04 Southern Honey
    5.59 Indigo Spirit

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  2. Hey there Keith! good to see you join us! I bet with all the training miles you do, you'll beat us there alone! ;)

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    1. Hi Nat, I will admit recording mileage is a motivating factor.:-)
      Keith

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  3. 21.04 ,miles 1-04
    32.68 running total

    10.34 Cheyenne
    10.70 Southern Honey

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  4. Awesome cover photo! How cool is that?! :-D

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    1. Thanks Follow
      Needless to say, my wife Sandy beat me to the finish line.
      Keith

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  5. 1-11-2014 17.08 miles Kate

    49.76 total running total to date

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  6. 1-18 10 miles touthern Honey
    1-18 1 mile Indidgo Spirit
    1-19 2.02 Kate

    13.02 to add
    62, 78 running total to date

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  7. 1-25 10 miles Southern Honey
    1-26 5 miles, Indigo Spirit
    1-26 5 miles Kate (after she KICKED me)

    20 miles to add,
    82.78 running total to date

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  8. 2-1 5 miles kate

    87.78 running total

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  9. 2-28
    21 miles
    108.78 running total

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  10. Congrats on getting your first of many 100 miles :-)

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  11. 3-08
    12 miles Kate
    120.78 running total

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  12. 3-15
    10.17 Indigo
    130.95 running total

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  13. 3-22
    20.17 miles 11.17 Kate, 9 Indigo
    151.12

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  14. 4-05
    7.72 Indigo
    158.84 running total

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  15. 9 miles to add, 4-13, (5 Kate, 2.Indigo, 2. Samba)
    167.84 running total

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  16. 15.5 miles to add,
    183. 34 running total

    5 miles Kate, 4-18
    10.50 Indigo , 4-19

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  17. 20 miles to add
    203.34 running total

    Kate 12.5 miles, 4-26
    Blues 1.5 miles 4-26
    Dandy 2 miles 4-26
    Indigo Spirit 4 miles 4-27

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  18. 23.6 to add for a total of 226.94

    5-02 3.8 Souhern Honey
    5-03- 18 miles, Indigo Spirit
    5-04 .5 Gypsy Go Girl (first ride)
    5-04 3.3 Kate

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  19. 37 miles to add, 263.94 running total

    5-10 12 miles kate
    5-12 2 miles kate
    5-17 20.4 miles kate
    5-17 1 mile kate jumping
    5-17 1.6 miles cheyenne jumping

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  20. 64 miles to add: 327. 99 total to date.
    5-23 Blues 10 miles
    5-24, Kate 19 miles
    5-19 Cheyenne 2 miles
    5-26 Blues 13 miles.05
    5-26 Cheyenne 20 miles

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  21. 12.03 miles to add. total to date is 340.02

    6-07, Kate

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  22. 103 miles to add, 440.02 (forgot to add previous week)

    6-20 Indigo Spirit 3 miles
    6-21 Indigo Spirit 50 miles (7th place, Dead Dog Endurance Race) (per published race course distance, not my GPS)
    6-22 Silvers Wild Kate 50 miles (1st Place, Dead Dog Endurance Race) (per published race course distance, not my GPS)

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  23. Congrats on your great rides and on getting over 400 miles!

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  24. Thank you all very much, my riding this year has been greatly curtailed due to my Sandy having a rare neurological disorder called "stiff Person" disorder and then liver cancer. She is cancer free and with help on and off the horse she is up to 20 miles once a week. So we are blessed and hoping and believing she will be back at endurance in the fall

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  25. 18 miles to add please, running total should be 458.02 miles

    7-12 Southern Honey 15 miles
    7-13 Indigo Spirit 2 miles
    7-15 Kate, 1 mile

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  26. 19 miles to add, Southern Honey, total to date, 477.02

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  27. 9.93 to add running total should be 467.95
    7-27 Kate and Indigo
    :-) thank you for doing this!

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  28. 8-07
    20.07 to add, running total should be 488.02
    Kate 18 miles
    Kate 2.7

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  29. 8-16- 15.52 to add (Kate) running total shoudl be 503.54

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  30. Congrats on getting over 500 miles :-)

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  31. August 23rd, 9 miles Honey
    512.54 running total

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  32. August 30th, 12 miles Honey
    524.54 running total
    Thank you so much for doing this, you are an encourager!

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  33. August 31st, 9.8 Kate
    night ride, last tune up pre 100 mile endurance ride
    534. 34 running total

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  34. 100 miles, Lincoln Trials 100 mile Arabian Horse Association District Championship. 2nd place on Kate, the wonder Twh.
    634.34 miles running total

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  35. Congrats on your 2nd place!!! Love those gaited horses :-)

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  36. Thank you, I mentored a woman who was riding in her second event and using my top back up twh. They went 3rd behind my Kate horse.
    My wife, who has been recovering from liver cancer and is dealing with a rare autoimmune disorder called Stiff person Disorder wanted to go back to the same race she first fell at one year ago. So I helped her train her top mft, and trained a standie/twh cross for a man I was mentoring in his first ride. They went 2nd and 3rd in the 30. It was the best weekend of our lives. I am so grateful!
    Oh, thank you again for doing what you do here.

    9.6 miles on Blues, 643.94
    9/13/2014

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  37. 9-20
    11.10 Sapphire, 1.42 Gypsy,
    656.36 running total

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  38. 9-21-2014
    15.27 Blues
    671.63 running total

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  39. 9-27-2014
    16.27 Kate
    687. 90 running total

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  40. 10-04-2014
    17.01 miles, Honey and Indigo Spirit
    704.91 running total

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  41. Congrats on getting over 700 miles :-)

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  42. Running total 729.91

    25 miles to add
    11-08-2104
    13 miles Kate
    11-15-2014
    12 miles southern Honey

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  43. running total- 749.91

    including
    20 miles ,
    11-28 , Indigo Spirit
    8 miles
    11-30, Silvers Wild Kate

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  44. running total now is 769.91

    Southern Honey 20 miles
    1-13-2014

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  45. running total is now 186.49
    Southern Honey 16.58 miles

    I now have not one but two 100 mile one day endurance twhs finishers. That is something that is a first in the world kind of things. Yes, that is a brag, but it is a brag on two fine mares!.:-)

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  46. running total is now 802.54
    Kate, 12-25-2014 16.06 miles

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  47. running total is now 820.60
    Indigo Spirit, 20.06

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  48. Congrats on getting over 800 miles:-)

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