Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Team 7 - Shoofly **





This is my third year to participate in the Distance Derby.  I set personal goals, but "winning the race" is never one of them.  As a trail rider who enjoys gazing at nature and stopping to look closer at wildflowers and pretty rocks I don't travel fast enough to be a competitor here, but I do enjoy tracking my miles, as well as my hours and speed.  Tracking my rides with a GPS is such a habit now I would feel cheated to come to the end of a ride without any stats to view!

Our horses are Jake (22yo palomino QH gelding), Cooper (18yo gray QH gelding), and Bravo (coming 4yo green-broke Morgan gelding).  Adding a youngster to our herd has been fun, it makes for a different type of ride and new challenges.  As always, my 2014 goal includes visiting new trails and seeing new places and new fauna and flora, and meeting fellow trail riders.  

Happy trails to us all!  


Sheila Christiansen
Northern California

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2012 / 470.4 Miles / 24th Place
2013 / 400.86 miles / 45th place

84 comments:

  1. Jan. 1 - DD begins
    1.80 miles today
    YTD - 1.80 miles

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  2. Today 2.86 miles
    YTD- 4.66 miles
    Bravo

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  3. I'm going to try to add these again.
    1/6/14 - 12.1 miles
    YTD - 16.76

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  4. 1/8 - 1.83 miles
    YTD - 18.59 miles
    I rode Jake just around here today, out along the roads. He was good, but s-l-o-w. I should really consider making him into a real riding horse before he's dead. lol He's 22 and on the dole, practically. He and I, we retired early. ;)

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  5. 5.74 miles on Cooper, solo "training" ride for CTR.
    Average speed 3.7 mph.
    YTD - 24.33 miles

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  6. 7.51 miles on Cooper at Mt. Diablo with Dani and Lilly. GREAT place to ride, I look forward to more rides there, since we barely touched the trails.
    YTD- 31.84 miles

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  7. 7.54 miles, me on Cooper, Tricia on Jake.
    YTD total - 39.38 miles
    Camanche So., a remarkably quiet and peaceful ride. Jake had a spring in his step, trotted and out-walked Cooper much of the time. Hmmmm, if he doesn't watch himself he may end up in NATRC.....

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  8. 0.46 miles
    YTD - 39.84 miles

    Hopped on bareback, Cooper.

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  9. 6.9 miles today
    YTD - 46.74 miles

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  10. Today: 8.50 miles
    YTD - 55.24 miles

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  11. Feb. 17 - 9.1 miles
    YTD - 64.34 miles

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  12. Feb. 21- 9.86 miles
    YTD - 74.2 miles

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  13. Feb. 25- 0.36 miles
    YTD - 74.56 miles

    A tiny ride on Bravo, just to make sure he is still remembering. Home alone, so I didn't push it.

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  14. 0.65 miles
    YTD - 75.21 miles
    Bareback on Cooper, with sidepull.

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  15. 3.01 miles
    YTD - 78.22 miles

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  16. 1.64 miles today
    YTD - 88.84 miles Jake

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  17. 12.3 miles
    YTD - 101.14
    Passed the 100 mile marker! yay

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  18. 2.45 miles today on Bravo. Rode in the roundpen and then joined Dani and Lilly in the small arena. Walk, trot. Did pretty well, considering it's been awhile.
    YTD miles - 103.59

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  19. 10.66 miles this weekend (10-20 to 10-22). Camped with Mark.
    YTD - 114.25 miles.

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  20. Just one mile, but it was in a saddle I'm trying out. I sold my heavy old Crates and am trying out a Tucker Equitation Endurance saddle I discovered at the tack shop. First mile= I love it! Wish I knew more about saddle fit, but it looks good to me.

    1.0 mile
    YTD - 115.25

    3.74 mph -- we are getting there.

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  21. 2.17 miles, all gaits in the new saddle, here at home, roads and pasture.
    YTD - 117.42

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  22. 10.8 miles
    YTD- 128.22
    3.6mph conditioning ride with Dani and Lilly.

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  23. 9.7 miles at Omo Ranch.
    147.87 YTD.
    3.7 average moving pace, which was great! The key is to follow a gaited horse, I've discovered!

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  24. Of course :-) Here you are coming to town. Hope to see you at a ride while you are here :-)

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    1. I'm going to be at the Branched Oak PRR next Wednesday.

      1.7 miles today, on Bravo in the arena
      YTD = 149.57

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  25. 5.0 miles
    162.3 YTD
    Ride at Camanche, conditioning and working with Dani on her tack issues.

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  26. 4.87 miles captured on our Colorado rented ride 4/23.
    YTD - 167.17 miles

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  27. 1.05 miles on 4/28
    YTD total - 168.22

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  28. 5/3/14 21 miles at Mt. Diable CTR.
    Twenty-one hard-earned miles, I might add.
    YTD - 189.22

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  29. 7.20 miles at Camanche S. with Bev. Rode Cooper, ponied Bravo. Bravo almost got left there, as he decided not to load. I eventually won.

    YTD - 196.42

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  30. 10.0 on the nose this time! Conditioning ride at Camanche N., alone. Met a few other riders coming and going, though.
    YTD - 206.42

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  31. Congrats on getting over 200 miles :-)

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  32. 1.28 miles on Bravo in the arena. My sister wants to ride him when she's here in two weeks so I thought I better get on him a few times before that!
    YTD- 207.70

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  33. 20.0 miles on Novice CTR ride.
    YTD - 227.70

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  34. 3.45 miles this weekend, just around the pastures with sisters.

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  35. 2.27 miles of arena riding on Bravo. Tried a new bridle and bit and that might not have been a great idea, a lot of head-diving at the trot.
    YTD- 233.42 miles

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  36. 1.54 miles on Jake, here at home.
    YTD - 234.96 miles

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  37. 1.28 miles
    YTD - 236.24 miles

    Rode around my area and pastures. Borrrrring....
    I sure wish I could find someone near me who wants to ride midweek. *sigh*

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  38. 0.48 miles on Bravo. Sad, but true.
    236.72 total

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  39. 0.77 miles on Bravo. Little by little!
    237.49 miles YTD

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  40. 12.48 miles yesterday and today combined.
    YTD - 249.97 miles

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  41. 7.73 miles today on Cooper.
    YTD - 257.7 miles

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  42. 1.60 miles on Jake. He needed to do a wee bit of exercise, stretch those legs.
    YTD - 272.06

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  43. 4.85 miles on Bravo, with Denise
    YTD = 276.91 miles

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  44. 3.8 miles on Cooper. Mark rode Jake, we went to Pardee.

    Ytd - 280.71

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  45. 6.64 miles in two hours. Cooper at CAmanche S.
    YtD- 294.19 miles

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  46. 6.5 miles. Cooper at C. S. with Dani and Dee.
    YTD - 300.69 miles. Yay! Century club!

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  47. Yeah and congrats on your 300 miles:-)

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  48. 30.2 miles last weekend at Cuneo Creek ride. Cooper.
    YTD - 330.89 miles

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  49. 19.5 miles at Dru Barner, with Robin and friends. Cooper.
    YTD - 350.39 miles

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  50. 6.1 miles today on Cooper at Camanche S. with Cathy and Frankie.
    YTD - 356.49 miles

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  51. 1.19 miles on Bravo in the arena
    357.68 miles YTD

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  52. 22.5 miles at Del Valle
    YTD - 380.18 miles

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  53. 1.55 miles on Bravo, arena.
    YTD - 387.05

    I might make 400 yet, but going at a snail's pace.

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  54. 0.8 miles, Bravo, arena
    YTD - 387.85

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  55. 1.31 miles today, Bravo, arena
    YTD- 389.16 miles.

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  56. 3.14 miles at Dani's stable, on Sadie.
    YTD - 392.3 miles

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  57. 4.28 miles on Bravo, pastures and down the deadend street.
    Mimi came and rode Jake.
    YTD - 396.58 miles.

    I'll be hitting the next century soon!

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  58. Ka Ching! Next century!
    9.1 miles today on Cooper at a new place, Falcon Crest, with Cathy, Sheryl, and Lindasomebody. Nice little group.
    YTD- 405.68 miles

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  59. Congrats on getting over 400 miles :-)

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  60. 10.68 miles, Cooper at Hidden Falls with Dani on Lilly.
    YTD - 416.36 miles

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  61. 2.3 miles, Jake.
    YTD - 418.66 miles

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  62. 10.1 miles on Cooper at WST, Auburn to No Hands Bridge with Cathy
    428.76 miles YTD

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  63. 1.9 miles on Jake
    YTD - 430.66 miles

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  64. 1.8 miles on Bravo
    YTD - 432.46

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  65. 6.13 miles on Cooper. Solo ride at Camanche South shore. Met up with the Over the Hill Gang and stayed to visit after the ride.
    YTD - 438.59

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  66. 1.95 miles, some on Bravo, some bareback on Cooper.
    YTD - 440.54 miles

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  67. 3.12 miles on Bravo. Dani rode Jake.
    YTD - 443.66

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  68. 0.5 miles on Bravo. Obstacle training at Cathy's.
    YTD - 444.16

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  69. 3.08 miles, Cooper in the neighborhood
    YTD- 447.24

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  70. 6.0 miles today, on Cooper at Camanche N.
    YTD- 453.24

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  71. 3.1 miles at Ione arena, on Bravo.
    YTD - 456.34

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  72. 2.5 miles at the arena and trail near there, on Bravo.
    YTD - 458.84 miles

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  73. 1.6 miles on Bravo. Pasture and road. With Mark and Jake.
    YTD - 460.44

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