Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Team 5 - Cindy **

cindy

A country girl born and raised in the city, I always dreamed of living in the country and owning my own horses. That dream was realized 7 years ago when my dad bought me my first horse. His health was failing and he wanted to see my dream realized before he left this earth. I was no longer a little girl, but a married woman with four kids! Rarely doing things for myself, he wanted me to finally realize that dream.  My older 3 kids were teenagers or married. Busy lives of their own. My youngest , Sierra, was 8. So in order to get time on my horse, I bought her a older horse to learn to ride on also.  We spent many hours playing with and riding our horses together. Couldn't think of a better way to spend time with my little girl. And thus the passion I had for horses soon became hers as well.  We dabbled in 4H, and she soon caught the show bug. As Sierra grew in her horsemanship I felt more confident in buying her a show horse. Now we enjoy a 4H club, and she shows at local and state level. 

After show season winds down in the fall, I get to enjoy my time on the trails with friends. I've come to realize horses are my rest. When I am riding, all the stressors of life seem to go to another place. I love the quietness of the barn when I am feeding. The sighs and snorts coming from their stalls. And of course the smell of their coats! I am now living my dream in the country with my own small herd of 3 horses.

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2012 / 307.7 Miles / 33rd Place
2013 / 221.34 miles / 58th place

23 comments:

  1. Looking forward to seeing you on the trails this year!

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  2. Jan. 20, 2014 First ride of the year... 7.76 miles. It was brisk and windy!! But felt so great to be out:)

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  3. Rode Garden of the gods, Colorado Springs Colorado. 1/24/14
    4.58 miles. For a year to date total miles of 12.34 miles

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  4. 15.45 miles 3/10/14 at Oak Creek trail. Great Ride! Beautiful day and great company:) Checkers and I went through our paces. Doubled our miles in one day, how about that!
    I'm still a little sore:/
    Total to date is 27. 79 miles.

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  5. 6 miles at Wagon Train lake. 3/19/14 for a Total to date of 33.79 miles

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  6. April 9, 2014
    11.22 miles at Two Rivers first PPR for a year to date total of 45.01 miles.

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  7. 6 miles 4/24
    4.22 on 4/25 am
    5.28 on 4/25 pm
    Total miles from the Bader weekend = 15.5 miles. For a year to date total of =60.51 miles.

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  8. 5/9/14 Ride at Wagon Train 6.60 miles. For a year to date total 83.21 miles.

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  9. Posting for Cindy :-)
    6/17 4.01 miles
    6/19 6.67 miles
    6/20 5.17 miles for a totol of 99.07 miles to date. Ah Cindy...you should have ridden another mile yesterday :-)

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  10. 6/24 7.10 miles
    6/25 8.35 miles
    Year to date total miles 114.51 miles

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  11. Yay Cindy on getting over 100 miles :-)

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  12. 5.48 miles 7/19 at Wagon Train Lake
    Year to date total 119.99 miles. Ok, I should have taken a few more steps:)

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  13. 7/23/14 9.55 miles at Rock Creek Station
    Year to date total 129.54

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  14. 6.0 miles at Elmwood in the RAIN!
    year to date total 135.54

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  15. 17.6 miles near Burwell for 8/19-8/21 Year to date total 153.14

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  16. Total of 16.89 miles for the weekend of 9/5/14. Year to date total of 170.03

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  17. Posting for Cindy. She rode Wilderness Park 10/9/14 -10.04 miles. = 180.07 YTD

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  18. 10/15/14 9.0 miles
    10/16/14 11.55 miles
    year to date total =200.62 miles

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  19. 10/20/14 Rides at Lexington Ne
    8.1 miles
    10/21/14 14.6 miles
    10/22/14 5.3 miled = 228.62

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  20. 8.80 miles 11/2 at rock creek

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  21. Posting for Cindy, she rode Checkers at Wilderness Park 9.96 miles on 11/10/14. = 247.38

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