Thursday, December 6, 2012

Team 2 - Awesome Haily*






This is Haily’s and my second year participating in the Distance Derby.  Last year was an awesome year for us (assuming Haily’s agrees).  I may not have reached my distance goal of 750 miles but I did reach my first and second goal for the year.  I rode at 7 new places including a trip out to Colorado to the Rocky Mountain National Park.  And my first and most important goal was to get Haily and I to a point we had enough confidence in each other to ride ANYWHERE alone.  We accomplished this one in spades.  We even came across a bear in CO and WE handled it all alone. 

This year my miles goal is going to be 1000 miles; since I finally got a saddle that is fitting I think this goal is achievable.  I have 680 miles in competitive rides planned.  Unfortunately my eyes are always way bigger then my pocket book so I am not sure I will actually be able to afford 17 Endurance/ MOTDRA CTR rides this year.  But I do have 3 different friends that want to trailer pool so that will help the fuel costs. 


I look at my goals this way:  I shoot for the moon if I do not make it, at least I am up with the stars J


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2012 / 668 miles / 19th Place





60 comments:

  1. I love that you set goals and go after them. I am a lot the same way. I figure I am more apt to get there if I plan ahead! Good luck!

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  2. Shannon Chastain I am in the Derby

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  3. I am goingo to kick your butt, welcome to the derby, lol.

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  4. Looking forward to seeing your miles soon! :)

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  5. Date 1/6/2012 Miles 5.11
    MYTD 5.11 Horse Haily

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/259026534

    Haily's first ride to town very nice day for January hope we have many more!

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  6. Oh good, glad to see you have some miles now!

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    1. Yep took tomorrow off to ride to hope the weather man is right!

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  7. Date 1/9/2013 Miles 10.91
    MYTD 16.02 Horse Haily

    What a smart idea to take today off from work it was a wonderful day to ride. Raym found us a nice 5 mile dirt road with lots of trotting and a very good 101 training bridge and just some awesome time with my awesome Haily.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/260143574

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  8. Haily and I had a strange ride today our first back to the meadows, she was full of it and I did not have the stirrups on right so we cut is short.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/268812454

    Date 2/2/2013 Miles 3.46
    MYTD 19.48 Horse Haily

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  9. Date 2/3/2013 Miles 9.59
    Location Honey Creek (near ST Joe MO)
    MYTD 29.07 Horse Haily


    Got to ride with Bev we had an awesome time!
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/269483689

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  10. Date 2/8/2013 Miles 1.85
    Location Haily Hills Near Rock Port MO
    MYTD 30.92 Horse Haily

    did some hiking in the morning thought it was dry enough to get in a nice ride in the hills but the warm day and the sun made thing to slick :(

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/271043619

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  11. First ride in almost 6 weeks been a long time since I went that long. the vet said to ride her about a mile I came VERY close.

    Date 3/17 Miles 1.12
    Location Rock Port MO
    MYTD 32.04 Horse Haily

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/285179366

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  12. So glad to read that Haily is doing better. I know you have been worried about her. Every day will get better I am sure :-)
    Diane

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  13. Thanks Diane!!!

    Date 3/18 Miles 9.94
    Location Honey Creek MO
    MYTD 41.98 Horse Haily

    Awesome ride with Bev and my girl down at Honey Creek a little cold the last 20 minutes but the rest was perfect. Crossing fingers so sore Haily tomorrow!

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/285836449

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  14. Keeping fingers crossed for Haily!

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  15. Awesome short ride in the Haily Hills

    Date 3/29/2013 Miles 1.87
    Haily Hills
    MYTD 43.85 Horse Haily

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  16. Hey, we're neck and neck - at least for now! go Haily go!

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  17. Date 5/7/2013 Miles 0.84
    Location Rock Port MO
    MYTD 44.69 Horse Haily

    First Ride in over a month Vet released her to ride last Friday so let hope we can have many more!

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/309455056

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  18. Date 5/8/2013 Miles 0.45
    Location Home
    MYTD 45.14 Horse Haily

    Date 5/9/2013 Miles 0.99
    Location Home
    MYTD 46.13 Horse Haily
    Got in two more saddle fitting sessions with as much as we have been down this year I am adding in every step :)

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  19. Date 5/10/2013 Miles 0.66
    Location Home
    MYTD 46.79 Horse Haily
    4th saddle adjustment mini ride, planning on a real rid eon Sunday if she is not sore.
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/311008286

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  20. Date 5/18/2013 Miles 6.62
    Location Pierce Creek
    MYTD 53.41 Horse Haily

    Very nice ride around Pierce Creek did about 2/3 of the trails was surprised I was the only one there for a while.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/314540802

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  21. Awesome Memorial Day Weekend at Indian Caves, so glad I ignored the weatherman and went!

    Date 5/24/2013 Miles 4.61
    Location Indian Caves
    MYTD 58.02 Horse Haily

    Date 5/25/2013 Miles 6.17
    Location Indian Caves
    MYTD 64.19 Horse Haily

    Date 5/26/2013 Miles 9.08
    Location Indian Caves
    MYTD 73.27 Horse Haily

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/318627577
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/318627590
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/318627603

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  22. Date 6/1/2013 Miles 5.00
    Location Mazingo MO
    MYTD 78.27 Horse Haily


    Finally a New place to ride for this year. I was surprised how nice the trails were at Mazingo. My Chiro vet has his equine practice right next to the trails so when he also released Haily to be ridden today we went.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/321365731

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  23. Date 6/9/2013 Miles 9.31
    Location Honey Creek
    MYTD 87.58 Horse Haily
    Nice ride with Bev at Honey Creek

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/325539865

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  24. I am posting 2 rides one of rht e14 and the 15th. On Saturday I rode at home a VERY short ride since my OLD Rottie wanted to go. And then Sunday went with Bev to Mozingo near Maryville MO.

    Date 06/14/13 Miles 1.78
    Location Haily Hills
    MYTD 89.36 Horse Haily

    Date 6/15/13 Miles 10.62
    Location Mosingo
    MYTD 99.98 Horse Haily

    Guess I should have ridden around just a tad longer and got to my 100 miles!

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/329020471
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/328170374

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  25. Hey Shannon! I'm at 105 miles! all my little bitty rides are totaling up :-) I am disappointed that my woods trails are pretty short for now - lots of low land flooded the trails but once that drains it should almost double my available route. Meanwhile the trailer search between my barn-mate and I continues.

    Glad to see you and Awesome Haily are right behind me!

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    1. I am increasing slowly each week trying to strengthen her back. We got in almost twelve Saturday and had plans for more today but the weather had other ideas. Hope to gt into conditioning mode soon. I am fighting the "weather/rain" here at home too I got the meadows to ride but I have to be able to get to them though the deep ditch. So the race is on :)

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  26. Date 6/22/13 Miles 11.22
    Location Indian Caves
    MYTD 111.20 Horse Haily

    I was hoping to get in more miles today but the weather god had other ideas glad we got in a nice ride on Saturday.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/331720704
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/331720725

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  27. Yay Shannon you got over 100 miles and I am so glad Haily is doing so well, see you at a CTR or ER sometime soon :-)

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    1. Hope so Diane! She was a little sore on Sunday morning but it was gone by Sunday evening :)

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  28. another awesome weekend at the caves with my Awesome Haily :) June 29th and 30th.

    miles Elevation
    4.51 523
    3.26 333
    6.64 1067
    14.41 1923
    125.61 YTD
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/335646831
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/335646916
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/335646950

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  29. I was VERY sick last weekend but we made up for it this week 2 days at Mozingo near Maryville MO than a day with Bev at Honey Creek near Fillmore MO
    Date 7/12/13 Miles 6.58
    Location Mozingo MO
    MYTD 132.19 Horse Haily

    Date 7/13/13 Miles 6.87
    Location Mozingo MO
    MYTD 139.06 Horse Haily

    Date 7/14/13 Miles 13.74
    Location Honey Creek MO
    MYTD 152.80 Horse Haily

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  30. Date 7/21/13 Miles 7.89
    Location Pierce Creek
    MYTD 160.69 Horse Haily

    Date 7/21/13 Miles 9.11
    Location pierce creek
    MYTD 169.80 Horse Haily

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/346304578
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/346304591

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  31. I'm getting close to you again! lol
    This is fun!

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  32. 3 AWESOME loops at the Caves last one with Bev
    Date 7/27/13 Miles 6.13
    Location Indian Caves
    MYTD 175.93 Horse Haily

    Date 7/27/13 Miles 6.20
    Location Indian Caves
    MYTD 182.13 Horse Haily

    Date 7/28/13 Miles 17.77
    Location Indian Caves
    MYTD 199.90 Horse Haily
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/349920601
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/349920614
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/349920625

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  33. Date 8/3/13 Miles 3.15
    Location Home
    MYTD 203.05 Horse Haily

    Date 8/4/2013 Miles 7.67
    Location Nodaway Valley
    MYTD 210.72 Horse Haily

    Date 8/4/2013 Miles 5.70
    Location Hacklebarney
    MYTD 216.42 Horse Haily
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/353651717
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/353651757
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/353651779

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  34. Date 8/10/13 Miles 6.70
    Perry lake KS
    MYTD 223.12 Horse Haily

    Date 8/11/13 Miles 14.05
    Perry lake KS
    MYTD 237.17 Horse Haily

    Great weekend at Perry such challenging trails
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/357485732
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/357485719

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  35. Date 8/17/13 Miles 5.87
    Honey Creek
    MYTD 243.04 Horse Haily

    Short loop at Honey just Haily and I she was sore on Sunday morning so I had to cancel my plans to go on to Smithville to ride with friends.
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/361363702

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  36. Date 8/30/13 Miles 4.41
    Location Haily Hills
    MYTD 247.45 Horse Haily

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/368280265

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  37. Date 9/2/2013 Miles 6.38
    Location Waubonsie
    MYTD 253.83 Horse Haily

    Nice ride around Waubonsie the trails are open and awesome!

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  38. Date 9/7/2013 Miles 8.80
    Location Branched Oak
    MYTD 262.63 Horse Haily

    Date 9/8/2013 Miles 7.91
    Location Branched Oak
    MYTD 270.54 Horse Haily
    having issue with my GPS downloading but I was able to go look in the history for the miles

    First day was the Trail Challenge second day was the same loop kinda taking down ribbons

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  39. Short ride trying out a new panel onthe saddle
    Date 9/14/13 Miles 2.29
    Haily Hills Rodk port
    MYTD 272.83 Horse Haily


    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/375756128

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  40. First full day at Pineville MO I do not have access to my spreadsheet so it will look a little different.
    4.68 miles
    Year to date 277.51

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  41. 2nd day at Pineville:
    9.53
    year to date
    287.04

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  42. Last Ride at Pineville haily was sore from Monday until today so we did the easy river loop
    3.66 miles
    YTD miles 290.60

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  44. I added the last entry wrong should have ended up 290.70. Todays baby ride:
    Date 10/7/13 Miles 1.57
    Haily Hills
    MYTD 292.27 Horse Haily
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/387382956

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  45. AWESOME weekend at the Caves!!
    Date 10/12/13 Miles 4.77
    Indian Cave
    MYTD 297.04 Horse Haily

    Date 10/13/13 Miles 9.58
    Indian Caves
    MYTD 306.62 Horse Haily
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/390151330
    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/390151351

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  46. Congrats on getting over 300 miles! So cool seeing you at the Caves :-)

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  47. VERY nice weekend for riding!!
    Date 10/19/13 Miles 2.45
    Pearch Creek
    MYTD 309.07 Horse Haily

    Date 10/20/13 Miles 9.48
    Waubonsie
    MYTD 318.55 Horse Haily

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  48. Awesome weekend for riding hit 2 parks again this weekend

    Date 10/26/13 Miles 8.11
    Indain Caves
    MYTD 326.66 Horse Haily

    Date 10/27/13 Miles 8.95
    Honey Creek
    MYTD 335.61 Horse Haily

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  49. Awesome weekend at Brushy Creek at an AERC ride I only pleasure rode and did a lot of visiting with Distance buddies got in just over 20 miles without a sore back. We are shooting for the Admire ride a in few weeks if she says unsore :)

    Date 11/1/13 Miles 6.75
    Brushy Creek Iowa
    MYTD 342.36 Horse Haily

    Date 11/2/13 Miles 12.28
    Brushy Creek Iowa
    MYTD 354.64 Horse Haily

    Date 11/3/13 Miles 1.96
    Brushy Creek Iowa
    MYTD 356.60 Horse Haily

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  50. Date 11/10/13 Miles 3.15

    MYTD 359.75 Horse Haily

    Date 11/16/13 Miles 17.00

    MYTD 376.75 Horse Haily
    second ride3 was the first loop of an Endurance ride we had a tired horse boot failure and I thought Haily was sore. We would have had to do the last 10 miles in just over an hour so we did a ride option pull.

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  51. Nice ride on my Awesome Haily not sure what I did to deserve her! Date 11/24/13 Miles 7.82
    Cooper Road
    MYTD 384.57 Horse Haily

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/408457044

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  52. Raym dropped me off south of town and I rode home :)

    Date 11/27/13 Miles 6.44

    MYTD 391.01 Horse Haily

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/409532176

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  53. We got to 400 miles :) Nice ride at Pierce Creek, Haily and I had the whole park to ourselves!

    Date 11/29/13 Miles 9.21

    MYTD 400.22 Horse Haily

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/410170399

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  54. Congrats on getting to 400 miles!!!

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