Saturday, April 28, 2012

completion!

I survived! Somehow! Much more later, and I didn't take a single photo during the ride as I was holding too tight to the reins.

Camping and vetting in was uneventful, and Major ate and ate and ate, no problems there!





The first part was runaway awful, then met a nice woman and we rode together. Vets, volunteers and riders were all nice, explained where to go and what to do.

Vetted great, pulsed in every time no problem. And plenty of impulsion at the end!

Now Major is home, had a good roll and a drink of "his" water, is snacking some more, and I'm heading back to watch some 50s come in. Unfortunately B and Ziggy pulled at the start because B hurt herself, but another friend is hopefully coming in.

Thanks for the support the last few crazy weeks, it did help keep me calmer, and I'm pretty glad I did it. And learned some good stuff too: Candy orange slices are the most delicious saddle food ever.

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the whole story.

    (And I love the orange shirt!)

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    1. Thanks. Can't miss me in that shirt, it was a thrift store find, I want another!

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  2. Wahooo, congrats! It can be a white knuckle experience at times but that great pulsing/vetting in and impulsion at the end means you did it and you did it well-- Great job to you and to Major!!

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    1. White knuckle for sure! It did seem like Major was in good shape, I was proud of that.

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  3. CONGRATS! I think everybody's first start is a wild ride. Glad you got a solid finish and had fun :)

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    1. Thanks! I can appreciate everyone's ride stories even more now!

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