Thursday, December 6, 2012

Team 14 - Messick*


Hi! I’m Brenda and this is my 2nd year in the Derby.  My main horses will be Shaggy, a 10 year old QH gelding until I sell him, as well as 2 Rushcreek Arabian mares, Allie, 7 (pictured) and Bonita, 6.  I raise QH’s and will soon be raising some Rushcreek bred foals!  I’m a Centered Riding instructor and I train and give riding lessons.

My focus has changed from preparing horsemanship riders for the show pen to teaching riders to become more balanced and confident riders.  I’ve been riding CTR’s (Competitive Trail Rides) and this year will add some Endurance Rides.  I ride the fields around me as well as try to go to area places to trail ride.  

My goal this year is 2000 miles and I hope to keep up with Christine and Juanita! LOL  My other goal is riding the Tevis Educational Ride, riding in at least 6 CTR’s, and at least three 50 mile endurance rides.  I need to set goals and then it seems like it’s easier to meet them!

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2012 / 1351.07 Miles / 3rd Place .

221 comments:

  1. Jan 2, 2013 13.53
    Total Miles: 13.53

    Shaggy 4.37 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/257271876
    First ride on the New Year! Took Shaggy to the fields behind the barn and to the CRP. He was ready to go, but he was pretty tired that last mile. We went through a lot of snow drifts. But that tall guy just lifted his legs and went right through them! He is going to make someone a nice trail horse! Great ride!

    Allie 3.12 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/257271884
    First ride on Allie for the New Year (and my 2nd ride as I rode Shag first). She seemed a little bit excited, so I took her to the outdoor arena and free lunged her first. She trotted around both directions, loped a few times, and turned and walked to me, after about 2 minutes! She was ready to go. I rode about a mile in the arena, zig zagging and going over logs, then rode about a mile weaving through the trees and in the grass area beside the arena. We worked the gate, and she was calmer, so I took her to the field behind the barn, where we rode another mile. She eyed the dog kennel, now empty of dogs for the winter, but kept on walking. We walked along the edge of the other horse lots, then turned and headed south away from the other horses. We trotted the terraced field, and around the field a few times, going through small snow drifts. She trotted just about the whole 3 miles, and didn't break a sweat! She is going to be fun to ride in Endurance and CTR's this year!

    Annie 6.04 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/257271892
    Went over to Virginia's and rode Annie while she rode Cuda. Those horses move!!! We rode the fields and tree areas where she has trails made! Fast ride on her 2 "Red Rockets" as she calls these 2!

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  2. Jan 5 9.81
    Total Miles 23.34

    Shaggy 5.14 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/258473534
    Allie 4.67 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/258473537

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  3. Jan 6 16.72
    Total Miles 40.06

    Allie 5.13 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/259093178
    Annie 6.21 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/259093187
    Dani 5.38 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/259093202

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  4. Jan 7 14.78
    Total Miles 54.84

    Allie 6.03 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/259491355
    Annie 8.75 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/259491388

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  5. Jan 8 9.88
    Total Miles 64.72

    Allie 5.60 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/259861655
    Dani 4.28 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/259861670

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  6. Jan 9 11.08
    Total Miles 75.80

    Shaggy 5.17 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/260222648
    Allie 3.09 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/260222653
    Dani 2.82 (forgot to turn GPS off)

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    1. You are still 1st place with V in 2nd :-)
      Diane

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    2. Jan 9: Forgot to add another horse:

      Annie 5.95 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/260233936

      Total Miles 81.75

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  7. Feb 2: 10.07
    Total Miles: 91.82

    Shaggy 4.91 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/268898736
    Allie 5.16 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/268898742

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  8. Feb 3 4.26
    Total Miles 96.08

    Allie 4.26 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/269497530

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  9. Feb 5 12.29
    Total Miles 108.37

    Shaggy 4.21 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/270181899
    Dani 8.08 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/270181995

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  10. Feb 6 5.02
    Total Miles 113.39

    Allie 5.02 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/270475442

    Really proud of Rushcreek Allie today. A flock of about 12 grouse flew up in front of us, from 3'-10' away, and she stopped, watched them fly all around her, and never moved. Then we kicked out about 6 deer, all popping out and running away a few seconds after each other, and she just watched them! Good Girl!

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  11. Feb 9 9.69
    Total Miles 123.08

    Shaggy 5.13 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/271767765
    Allie 4.56 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/271767777

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  12. Feb 11 7.07
    Total Miles 130.15

    Allie 7.07 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/272396888

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  13. Hey quit riding so much! I will never catch up!

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    1. Never! Just get on that horse! Let's ride together whenever this mud dries up!!!

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  14. Feb 12 9.52
    Total Miles 139.67

    Shag 4.20
    Allie 5.32 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/272743092

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  15. Feb 13 7.98
    Total Miles 147.65

    Allie 7.98 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/273024937

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  16. Feb 22 3.75
    Total Miles 151.40

    Dani 3.75 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/276417860

    I was gone last Wed to this past Mon to CO for my 3 mo old granddaughter Kaytlyn's baptism. We took our 4 year old grandson, Caden, along to play with 4 year old Makenzie. It was great to watch the cousins play together and they did very well! The highlight of the trip was having Kaytlyn go on her first pony ride when Makenzie and Caden rode M's mini, Pody! (Grandma was holding her obviously!) Photos on my Messick Performance and Endurance Horses Facebook page at:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/410149878998726/

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  17. Feb 25 5.41
    Total Miles 156.81

    Allie 5.41 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/277744181

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  18. Feb 27 12.90
    Total Miles 169.71

    Allie 4.80 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/278436147
    Dani 8.10 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/278436155

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  19. Feb 28 10.14
    Total Miles 179.85

    Shaggy 5.06 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/278753086
    Allie 5.08 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/278753091

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  20. love the description...setting goals for sure keeps me in the saddle :) sounds like you are having a ton of fun! :)

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    1. thanks! I am! I need to make sure to keep it fun so it doesn't get to be work!

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  21. March 2 6.17
    Total Miles 186.02

    Allie 6.17 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/279516149

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  22. Mar 3 14.01
    Total Miles 200.03

    Dani 14.01 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280161131

    Rode with Virginia on her horses. Allie ended up hurting her back fetlock and was a little sore today. I sure hope with a few days off, she is ok. There was no swelling and no heat today so good news. I'll give her a few days off and see how she is. We have our first CTR competition in just a few weeks.

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  23. Sorry to hear about Allie :-( Sure hope she is good as new soon!
    Diane

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    1. thanks Diane! I gave her yesterday off, and maybe I'll get her out and just walk her around today.

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  24. Oh...and congrats on hitting the 200 mark!!

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    1. Thanks! And the sun is out today so can't wait to ride! Time for Bonita to get some ride time too!

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  25. Mar 4 7.33
    Total Miles 207.36

    Shag 7.33 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/280550891

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  26. March 7 13.50
    Total Miles 220.86

    Shaggy 5.46 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/281612513
    Dani 8.04 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/281612517

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  27. Wow, Brenda, you're tearing up the trail!! I see you have two Rushcreek horses. I have a coming 5-year-old mare named Rushcreek Caribou and a coming two-year-old gelding named RC Flite. Love them and hope to be riding "Bou" soon. So far Jazz has done all the work. What AERC region are you in? It would be great to see you at a ride sometime! Best, Bobbie Jo & Jazz

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    1. Thanks! I'll be doing an AERC in KS in April and at the end of Aug/Sept 1. Hope to see you too and your Rushcreek horses! I hope to be competing with 7 year old Allie or 6 year old Bonita. I also will be raising some Rushcreek breed foals this year!

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  28. March 14: 5.53
    Total Miles: 226.39

    Shaggy 5.53 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/284431755

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  29. Mar 15: 10.80
    Total Miles 237.19

    Training Horse .70 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/284741802
    Dani 10.10 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/284741807

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  30. Mar 16 8.34
    Total Miles 245.53

    Training 2.97 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/285220095
    Dani 5.37 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/285220106

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  31. Mar 18 2.37
    Total Miles 247.90

    Training Horse 2.37 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/286185165

    Way too windy to ride any of the other horses outside and to the fields.

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  32. Mar 19 8.37
    Total Miles 256.27

    Shaggy 6.18 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/286568051

    Training Horse 2.19 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/286566624

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  33. Mar 20 5.00
    Total Miles 261.27

    Training Horse
    2.12 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/286903003
    0.31 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/286903016

    Bonita 2.57 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/286903024

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  34. Mar 21 2.76
    Total Miles 264.03

    Training Horse 2.76

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  35. Mar 22 11.29
    Total Miles 275.32

    Training Horse 2.05 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/287548631#
    Bonita 4.16 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/287548632
    Dani 5.08 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/287548635

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  36. Mar 23 5.93
    Total Miles 281.25

    Training Horse 1.11
    Bonita 4.82 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/287950099

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  37. Mar 26 10.35
    Total Miles 291.60

    Shaggy 6.15 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/289349281
    Bonita 4.20 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/289349285

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  38. Mar 27 12.82
    Total Miles 304.42

    Shaggy 8.09 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/289704108
    Bonita 2.22 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/289704119
    2.51 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/289704127

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  39. 300 mile mark! Congratulations Brenda!!

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  40. Congrats on going over the 300 mile marker!! You are crankin' girl :-)
    Diane

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  41. Mar 28 15.45
    Total Miles 319.87

    Shaggy 5.11 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/290068514
    Bonita 4.12 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/290068517
    Dani 6.22 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/290068525

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  42. Mar 30 2.50
    Total Miles 322.37

    Roz 2.50 Riding in Sara's arena in CO

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  43. April 2 17.32
    Total Miles 339.69

    Shaggy 6.03 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/292546353
    Bonita 5.09 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/292546355
    Dani 6.20 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/292546366

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  44. April 3 10.72
    Total Miles 350.41

    Shaggy 2.03 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/292952536
    3.26 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/292952678
    Bonita 5.43 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/292952682

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  45. April 4 9.52
    Total Miles 359.93

    Shaggy, ponying Starlet, 4.25 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/293356944
    Bonita 5.27 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/293356948

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  46. April 7 6.14
    Total Miles 366.07

    Bonita 6.14 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/294990649

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  48. April 12 5.04
    Total Miles 371.11

    Shaggy
    1.55 at Centered Riding Clinic
    3.49 riding in field http://connect.garmin.com/activity/296990274

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  49. April 13: 1.81
    Total Miles 372.92

    Shaggy
    1.81 at Centered Riding Clinic

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  50. April 14: 1.01
    Total Miles 373.93

    1.01 Training horse

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  51. April 15 6.21
    Total Miles: 380.14

    Bonita 5.06 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/
    Training Horse 1.15

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  52. April 16 14.42
    Total Miles 394.56

    Shaggy, ponying Bonita 5.56 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/299110775

    Training Horse 1.66 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/299110784

    Bonita 7.20 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/299110794

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  53. April 17 .83
    Total Miles 395.39

    Training Horse,only arena time since it was very wet out. With doors open and sky lights, some of my miles get recorded.

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  54. April 20 26.35
    Total Miles 421.74

    April 18 .90 Training Horse

    April 20 .32 Pre-ride before Endurance ride

    April 20 12.35 1st leg of 25 mile Endurance Ride
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/300776086

    April 20 12.78 2nd leg of 25 mile Endurance Ride http://connect.garmin.com/activity/300776093

    Great 1st Endurance Ride on Rushcreek Bonita, on a 25 mile ride with Virginia Prey!

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  55. April 19 4.93
    Total Miles 426.67

    Bonita 4.93 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/300776082
    Pre-ride before Endurance Ride

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  56. April 21 4.21
    Total Miles 430.88

    Training Horse 4.21 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/301514167

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  57. Whoot, Whoot, good for you.

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    1. thanks!!! I pray all is well with you and Ray.

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  58. Congrats on getting over 400 miles and doing so well at the endurance ride :-)

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I hope it dries up some and we can ride together!

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  59. April 22-23: 2.48
    Total Miles: 433.36

    Arena Work only with the wet weather, working on pivots, forehand turns, leg yield, moving the shoulder, travel straight, etc.

    April 22: 1.35 Training Horse http://connect.garmin.com/activity/302410168

    April 23: 1.13 Training Horse
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/302410173

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  60. April 24: 7.28
    Total Miles: 440.64

    Shaggy 5.08 Ponying Bonita http://connect.garmin.com/activity/302888800

    Training Horse 2.20 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/302888806

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  61. April 25: 11.82
    Total Miles: 452.46

    Shaggy 5.07 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/303317596
    Bonita 4.24 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/303317600
    Training Horse 2.51 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/303317603

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  62. April 28: 55.88
    Total Miles: 508.34

    April 27: Warm-up CTR .24 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/304988775

    April 27: 30.6 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/304988788
    First day of Rushcreek Bonita's first Open CTR (Competitve Trail Ride)

    April 28: Warm-up CTR .24

    April 28: 24.8 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/304988799

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  63. Congrats, first team to get over 500 miles. Glad you had a good time at the CTR and Bonita did so good :-)

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  64. April 29: 7.34
    Total Miles: 515.68

    Shaggy 4.17 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/305457105
    Training Horse 3.17 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/305457115

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  65. April 30: 8.53
    Total Miles: 524.21

    Shaggy, ponying Bonita, 5.04 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/305863040
    Training Horse 3.49 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/305863048

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  66. May 2: .63
    Total Miles 524.84

    Training Horse .63 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/306886933
    Slow work in the arena, necessary but slow.

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  67. May 5: 55.55
    Total Miles: 580.39

    Kanopolis CTR
    Sat Pre-ride: .55
    Sat Open CTR: 28.30 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/308493059
    Sun Pre-ride: .60
    Sun Open CTR: 26.10 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/308493082

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  68. May 6: 2.32
    Total Miles: 582.71

    Training Horse
    0.56 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/309035938
    1.76 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/309035941

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  69. May 7: 3.35
    Total Miles: 586.06

    Training Horse 3.35 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/309490547

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  70. May 8: 2.76
    Total Miles: 588.82

    Training Horse
    2.42 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/309929873
    0.34 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/309929867

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  71. May 9: 4.11
    Total Miles: 592.93

    Training Horse 4.11 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/310424369

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  72. Brenda, I think you really need to slow down a little, your horses are really getting tired and need a few months off, LOL. (You go girl!!!)

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    1. LOL Thanks But really, we are just starting. We will be going faster! Catch up, LOL.

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  73. I agree with Slash Quarter Circle. Obviously the hex Juanita put on your Garmin went the other direction and it's been ADDING miles. I tried to tell her that hexing was a dangerous business!

    Seriously, great job.

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    1. LOL. Thanks, the miles are starting to add up faster. Come on, Catch up!

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  74. May 11: 6.24
    Total Miles: 599.17

    May 10: 3.10 Training Horse http://connect.garmin.com/activity/311330583

    May 10 1.29 Duke Centered Riding Lesson http://connect.garmin.com/activity/311330588

    May 11: 1.35 Duke http://connect.garmin.com/activity/311330594

    May 11: .50 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/311330598

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  75. May 12: 1.15
    Total Miles: 600.32

    May 12: 1.15 Duke Centered Riding Clinic Day 2 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/312039902

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  76. A really BIG CONGRATS on getting over 600 miles already!!!

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  77. May 14: 4.99
    Total Miles: 605.31

    Shaggy, ponying Bonita, 4.99 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/312939195

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  78. May 15: 4.95
    Total Miles: 610.26

    Shaggy, ponying Bonita, 4.95 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/313359955

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  79. May 19: 51.18
    Total Miles: 661.44

    May 17: Bonita 2.35 Friday Ride before CTR http://connect.garmin.com/activity/315329474

    May 18 Bonita .32 Saturday morning warmup
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/315329479

    May 18: Bonita 28.6 Saturday CTR http://connect.garmin.com/activity/315329483
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/315329486

    May 19: Bonita .61 Sunday morning warmup

    May 19: Bonita 19.3 Sunday CTR http://connect.garmin.com/activity/315329492

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    1. We couldn't stay for the awards, but got a call afterwards. Rushcreek Bonita won Open Lightweight Horse and I won Open Lightweight Horsemanship. I am thrilled how well my girl is doing!

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  80. Congrats on your win/win Brenda! You are ready for Tevis ed. ride :-)

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  81. May 22: 6.70
    Total Miles: 668.14

    Shaggy, ponying Bonita: 5.58 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/316784035
    Shaggy, ponying Allie, 1.12 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/316784039

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  82. May 23: 10.18
    Total Miles: 678.32

    Bonita 5.45 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/317172931
    Shaggy 4.73 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/317172939

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  83. May 24: 5.61
    Total Miles: 683.93

    Shaggy ponying Bonita 5.61 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/317524071

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  84. May 31-June 2: 75.11
    Total Miles: 759.04

    Bonita at The Tevis Educational Ride:

    Fri, May 31 Pre-ride: 5.11 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/322655588
    Sat, June 1: 35.0 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/322655614
    Sun, June 2: 35.0 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/322655631

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  85. May 6: 15.52
    Total Miles: 774.56

    Shaggy 15.52
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/324004917
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/324004922

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  86. June 7: Duke 3.22
    Total Miles: 777.78

    Duke 3.22 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/324379579

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  88. June 10: 12.72
    Total Miles : 790.50

    Shaggy 5.48 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/325957751
    Bonita 4.85 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/325957773
    Allie 2.39 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/325957785
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/325957791

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  89. June 12: 5.98
    Total Miles: 796.48

    Duke 1.41 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/326934167
    Shaggy 4.57 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/326934173

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  90. June 13: 9.05
    Total Miles: 805.53

    Duke 1.85 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/327362150
    Allie 4.05 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/327362155
    Bonita 3.15 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/327362162

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  91. congrats on getting over 800 miles :-)

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  92. June 17: 12.22
    Total Miles: 817.75

    Bonita: 5.04 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/329455642
    Allie: 4.93 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/329455651
    Duke: 2.25 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/329455666

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  93. June 18: 11.21
    Total Miles: 828.96

    Allie: 5.12 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/329889773
    Shag: 4.05 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/329889786
    Duster: .25
    Duke: 1.79 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/329889794
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/329889812

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  94. June 19: 15.06
    Total Miles: 844.02

    Bonita 15.06 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/330337062

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  96. June 20: 6.68
    Total Miles: 850.70

    Allie 6.16 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/330776679
    Duster .52 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/330776681

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  97. June 24: 9.20
    Total Miles: 859.90

    Duke 2.11 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/332820527
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/332820548
    Allie 7.09 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/332820567

    Allie is a trotting machine! She easily goes 11.2-12.2 mph! When she slows down, it's around a steady 9 mph! That fast trot is just awesome! She just floats!

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  98. Can I ask where you live ? I am curious about endurance riding and Competitive trail riding and trying to find others that are closer to me North Platte ne that I can learn from? I will not be able to compete often but trying to get more info and see if its something I would like.

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    1. Hi Kerri, I live just north of Lincoln. I have been doing CTR's about 6-7 years and I just added Endurance rides this year, with only 1 LD (Limited Distance 25 mile) endurance ride so far.

      We have a great local CTR group here in NE, called NECTRA, and you can find out about local CTR events on their webpage at http://www.nectra.info

      There are 2 CTR's here in NE this fall, at Turkey Creek, northeast NE, and at Indian Caves, southeast NE. There will also be a CTR clinic at Turkey Creek in August, I believe.

      The regional CTR group can be found at http://www.natrcregion6.org/

      The Endurance webpage is AERC at http://aerconline.org/erol/Calendar/default.asp

      There are also Facebook pages where you can ask to see if anyone is in your area!

      For CTR, NECTRA is at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-Endurance-and-Competitive-Trail-Ride-Association-NECTRA/191761187578578?fref=ts

      NATRC Region 6 is
      https://www.facebook.com/pages/NATRC-Region-6/110480345683331?fref=ts

      AERC is https://www.facebook.com/groups/60765322138/?fref=ts

      I hope this helps. I'm positive if you post where you live and ask if anyone lives close who can help you, you will get responses! Otherwise, try to come to the clinic at Turkey Creek!

      Thanks for asking about CTR's and Endurance rides!
      Brenda

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    2. and let me know if you have any other questions! Email me at messickquarterhorses@yahoo.com or message me on Facebook! You can always come here and go to the clinic with me! And you can always follow me to the rides!

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    3. Wow so much info- thanks :) I really want to give it a try and see if its for me- I am pretty sure my morgan mare will be up to it- but there is so much to learn. I will get a hold of u thru email unless i can find u on facebook too. :)

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    4. My FB Page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/410149878998726/

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  99. June 25: 14.84
    Total Miles: 874.74

    Bonita 8.79 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/333258619
    Shaggy 6.05 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/333258623

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  100. June 26: 9.00
    Total Miles: 883.74

    Duke 1.91 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/333703438
    Allie 7.09 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/333703451

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  101. June 27: 5.56
    Total Miles: 889.30

    Shaggy 4.56 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/334231743
    Duster 1.0 Arena

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  102. Jun 28: 6.03
    Total Miles: 895.33

    Allie 6.03 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/334497250
    Allie has come back from a terrible injury and now has an awesome 12+ trot. I am so glad that she is well and traveling so well. She is my sweetheart! She has bonded with me and she really likes me and I really like her!

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  103. June 29: 10.05
    Total Miles: 905.38

    Bonita 10.05 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/335367320

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  104. Congrats on getting over 900 miles :-) See you tomorrow!

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  105. July 1: 15.13
    Total Miles: 920.51

    Allie 15.13 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/336194683
    Rode Br Oak with Diane B. Great temp with no humidity!

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  106. July 2: 7.04
    Total Miles: 927.55

    Shaggy 7.04 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/336550353

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  107. July 3: 12.54
    Total Miles: 940.09

    Bonita 7.04 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/337170836
    Duster 2.50 1 1/4 hours in arena, walking and trotting
    Duke 3.00 45 min in arena, trotting and loping

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  108. July 5: 8.44
    Total Miles: 948.53

    Allie 3.27 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/337881642
    5.17 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/337881648

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  109. July 8: 11.15
    Total Miles: 959.68

    Bonita 6.11 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/339484153
    Shaggy 5.04 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/339484159

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  110. July 9: 7.07
    Total Miles: 966.75

    Allie 6.03 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/340004224
    Duke 1.04 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/340004233

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  111. July 10: 13.60
    Total Miles: 980.35

    Bonita 13.60 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/340556218

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  112. July 11 9.25
    Total Miles 989.60

    Allie 9.25 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/340974289
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/340974289

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  113. July 15: 12.19
    Total Miles 1001.79

    Bonita 6.14 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/343036864
    Allie 6.05 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/343036875

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  114. ride on lady, never going to catch you this year, lol

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    1. LOL, Yes you will. Get your butt in the saddle!

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  115. Yay Brenda, you passed 1000 miles!!!

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  116. July 16: 7.77
    Total Miles: 1009.56

    Shaggy 6.12 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/343541831
    Duke 1.65 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/343541842

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  117. Congratulations Brenda!! I remember what it felt like to reach 1,000 miles. You go girl!

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    1. Thanks! I enjoy reading about your rides and which horse you are riding, too!

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  118. July 17: 6.06
    Total Miles: 1015.62

    Allie 6.06 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/344076299

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  119. July 19: 6.26
    Total Miles 1021.88

    Bonita 6.26 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/344963532

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  120. July 22: 6.40
    Total Miles: 1028.28

    Allie 6.40 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/346649853

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  121. July 23: 4.76
    Total Miles: 1033.04

    Shaggy 2.40 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/347170050
    Duke 2.36 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/347170062

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  122. July 24: 9.19
    Total Miles: 1042.23

    Bonita 9.19 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/347658512

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  124. July 25: 9.17
    Total Miles: 1051.40

    Allie 9.17 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/348104679

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  125. July 26: 9.35
    Total Miles: 1060.75

    Bonita 9.35 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/348733139

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  126. July 31: 6.03
    Total Miles: 1066.78

    Allie 6.03 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/351262702

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  127. Aug 1: 6.06
    Total Miles: 1072.84

    Bonita 6.06 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/351801798

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  128. Aug 4: 6.28
    Total Miles: 1079.12

    Allie 6.28 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/353638325

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  129. Aug 5: 9.24
    Total Miles 1088.36

    Bonita 9.24 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/354122437

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  130. Aug 6: 9.03
    Total Miles: 1097.39

    Allie 9.03 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/354527296

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  131. Aug 9: 9.09
    Total Miles: 1115.70

    Allie 9.09 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/355965581

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  132. Aug 17: 4.03
    Total Miles: 1119.73

    Peaches 4.03 with Sara on her horses

    I didn't get much riding in this week, but I was able to spend all week with my 4 1/2 year old granddaughter, Makenzie. I wouldn't trade riding for this precious time for anything!

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  133. Aug 18: 15.53
    Total Miles: 1135.26

    Bonita 10.08 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/361822600
    Shaggy 5.45 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/361822607

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  134. Aug 19: 11.00
    Total Miles: 1146.26

    Bonita 11.0 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/362482801

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  135. Aug 21: 6.45
    Total Miles: 1152.71

    Shaggy 6.45 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/362774134

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  136. Aug 24: 28.54
    Aug 25: 20.70
    Weekend Miles 49.24
    Total Miles: 1201.95

    Bonita 49.24 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/365283254
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/365283259
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/365283278

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  137. Aug 26: 6.06
    Total Miles: 1208.01

    Shaggy 6.06 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/365634846

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  138. Aug 28: 15.04
    Total Miles: 1223.05

    Bonita 9.02 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/366730563
    Shaggy 6.02 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/366740577

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  141. Aug 30: 5.00
    Aug 31: 7.40
    Sept 1: 7.40
    Sept 2: 6.89
    Total Clinic Miles: 26.69
    Total Miles: 1249.74

    Riding in the Buck Brannaman clinic. I rode an hour before the clinic, walking and trotting. Then at least 2 hours of the 3 hours, walking in the clinic, flexion, etc.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/369727903

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  142. Sept 4: 10.14
    Total Miles: 1259.88

    Bonita 10.14 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/370581052

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  143. Look at all this riding you are doing! Will miss you this weekend at Turkey Creek! Let's get together this fall and get a ride in!

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    1. Thanks Jess. I'll miss being there with all of you too. But it stinks to have to make some choices. Yes, let's definitely ride this fall. I want to make it down to Indian Caves since I'll miss the CTR there.

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  144. Sept 5: 10.09
    Total Miles: 1269.97

    Bonita 10.09 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/371018311

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  145. Sept 6: 6.70
    Total Miles: 1276.67

    Bonita 6.70 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/371499008

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  146. Sept 7: 17.67
    Total Miles: 1294.34

    Ride before Trail Challenge
    Shaggy 8.58 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/372233433

    Trail Challenge
    Shaggy 9.09 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/372233441

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  147. Congrats on getting over 1300 miles! So fun riding "behind" you at the Challenge :-)

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  148. Sept 9: 7.60
    Total Miles: 1301.94

    Bonita 7.60 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/373127414
    Nice breeze made this morning's ride pleasant. Then I started sweating while doing chores! 90 degrees when I came in at noon! It's going to be HOT!

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  149. Sept 10: 5.71
    Total Miles: 1307.65

    Bonita 5.71 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/373835294

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  150. Sept 12: 5.68
    Total Miles: 1313.33

    Shaggy 5.68 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/374760774

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  151. Sept 13: 7.11
    Total Miles: 1320.44

    Bonita 7.11 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/375485046

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  152. Sept 14: 9.64
    Total Miles: 1330.08

    Bonita 9.64 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/375728051

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  153. Sept 18: 9.06
    Total Miles" 1339.14

    Bonita 9.06 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/377842248

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  154. Sept 19: 5.78
    Total Miles: 1344.92

    Bonita 5.78 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/378278349

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  155. Sept 20: 12.62
    Total Miles: 1357.54

    Bonita 12.62 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/378672705

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  156. Sept 23: 9.50
    Total Miles: 1367.04

    Bonita 9.50 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/380473979

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  157. Sept 25: 10.19
    Total Miles: 1377.23

    Bonita 10.19 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/381234547

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  158. Sept 28-29: 51.98
    Total Miles: 1429.21

    Sept 28: Turkey Creek CTR.Day 1: 26.20
    .5 mile warmup,
    25.70 ride http://connect.garmin.com/activity/383518550

    Sept 29: Turkey Creek CTR Day 2: 25.78
    .78 warm-up http://connect.garmin.com/activity/383518561
    25.0 Ride: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/383518567

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  159. Oct 1: 5.49
    Total Miles: 1434.70

    Shaggy 4.98 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/384429687
    .51 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/384429683

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  160. Oct 5: 5.88
    Total Miles: 1440.58

    Bonita 2.64
    Day 1 of Centered Riding Instructor Update Clinic http://connect.garmin.com/activity/386164960

    Bonita 3.24 Riding after Clinic
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/386164963

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  161. Oct 6: 2.04
    Total Miles: 1442.62

    Bonita 2.04 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/386903569

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  162. Oct 7: 1.87
    Oct 8: 1.39
    Total 3.26
    Total Miles: 1445.88

    Bonita 3rd Day of Centered Riding Clinic 1.87 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/388263950

    Bonita 4th Day of Centered Riding Clinic 1.39 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/388263957

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  163. so sorry about your mother, makes me hurt so for you

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    1. Thanks so much, Juanita! I appreciate that you have been thinking of me.

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  164. Oct 17: 5.60
    Total Miles: 1451.48

    Bonita 5.60 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/391893709

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  165. Oct 18: 3.07
    Oct 20: 2.03
    Total Miles: 1456.58

    Oct 18: Bonita 1.49 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/393851784
    1.58 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/393851791
    Oct 20: Bonita 1.61 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/393851797
    .42 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/393851801

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  166. Nov 9: 5.26
    Nov 10: 5.56
    Total Miles: 1467.40

    Nov 9 Shaggy 5.26 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/402740963
    Nov 10 Bonita 5.56 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/402740970

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  167. Nov 14: 9.91
    Total Miles: 1477.31

    Shaggy 4.45 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/404314246
    Bonita 5.46 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/404314251

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  168. Nov 18: 10.13
    Total Miles: 1487.44

    Shaggy 4.28 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/406123262
    Bonita 5.85 http://connect.garmin.com/activity/406123266

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