Thursday, December 6, 2012

Team 73 - Maiwald*

Hi All.  I'm from Missouri Valley, Iowa and live in the beautiful Loess Hills.  Horses have been a major part of my life Forever! 

My go to horse is a Black and White Tennesee Walking Horse, Rocks Strollin Jim AKA Domino! We've been a team for almost 9 years now and I think he is 17 years old this year. The other horse I'll be riding is my 3/4 Arab/Paint cross that I've raised.  He is the last baby I'll ever have and the blood of my all time favorite horses over the last 30+ years pulses through his veins.  He's tall and pretty and full of personality - my dream horse 20 years ago! 

I love to trail ride and camp with friends and competitive trail riding! Happy Trails!

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2012 / 466.26 miles / 26th Place

81 comments:

  1. Looking forward to tracking my miles next year and riding new places on my new bay mare. I'm planning on backing the work load off Domino, my favorite ride, and getting Tini ready to step into his big horse shoes! He's been an awesome horse and now I need to get one more awesome horse going! Looking forward to traveling and riding some new places - goal to get to camp moses, ride some places in Kansas I haven't been to for a few years, hopefully go back to the Black Hills for another fab vacation with Tammy and Montanna Spots and others!

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  2. Missing riding, looking forward to some warmer weather hopefully soon! Between hunting season and now bitter cold I just hurry out to do chores and come back in to the fireplace! Happy New Year everyone and lets ride in 2013.

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  3. susan maiwald
    i am in the ride

    (sorry I didn't read the directions before)...

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  4. OK, ON THE BOARD WITH A STRESS RELIEF RIDE TODAY. 4.57 MILES ON DOMINO IN SWEATSHIRT AND VEST. WARM RIDE WITH SUN REFLECTING FROM THE SNOW.

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    1. Hi Sue. Good to see you rode today. I'm sure it helped! So sorry to hear about your dad. Marvel

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    2. Prozac. That's what I say. Today I needed my Prozac (so I went for a ride!) Glad it works for you, too!

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  5. Ok, previous comment disappeard. 3.52 miles tonight after work. Behind last year for sure! total miles 8.09

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  6. 1.52 today
    9.61 total

    Beautiful day high 40's and I only ride 1.52 miles! Geesh, between hunter out behind me and unters just to the east of me, high winds and slick footing and then some fools that think the gravel road i a race track, thats all I could manage! Miss Tini is on board. We did refresher on ground basics and we tried to ride. She was a good girl except for the race cars and handled that pretty well. Remembered the sidepass lesson we had the last time I rode her and learning to cross over!

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    1. Good job, turned a short day into a training day...awesome :-)

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  7. 3.35 today
    12.96 Total
    Sadly lacking behind last year for January but ahead of February. I should have rode this morning when there was no wind, but I opted to wait till it warmed up and of course that brought the wind. Still slick with this freeze and thaw going on. Rode Mr D. He negotiated a hidden icy patch quite well. So wish I had an arena to ride in at this time of the year....

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  8. 1.35 on Saturday on Tini
    14.31 Total

    Wind, wind and more wind - too cold and windy for this wimp!

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  9. 1.51 this evening watching the sunset and riding Tini
    15.82 Total

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  10. 3.25 this afternoon for a 19.07 total mileage

    Had to try out a saddle I bought at the tack swap - circle Y equitation seat. Really pleased with the saddle. I haven't ridden a western saddle with a horn for probably 10 years!

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  11. 2.45 yesterday on Tini for a total of 21.52 miles.

    She did a drop and roll in the snow then ran off and broke my new reins. Sigh. switched out the reins and no more problesm. She did walk right into the trailer when we practiced that.

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  12. 3.31 tonight for total of 24.83 miles

    Rode Domino for a great afterwork ride. No wind, nice sun and 50 degrees. Mud was fierce so rode the roads.

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  13. 2.21 This afternoon on Tini
    27.04 Total Miles

    Practicing giving to the bit and moving off my leg. She is getting better!

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  14. 1.2 miles on Bubba for a 28.24 total

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  15. 3.35 Easter ride with Colton.
    31.59 Total

    Rode with Colton today for an Easter Sunday ride when we returned from Branson. Windy but great ride.

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  16. 2.54 on Tini last night
    34.13 Total Miles

    Great night for riding. Footing is dry, no wind, no bugs and plenty of sunshine. Awesome. Worked on transitions, flexing and trying to travel in a straight line! Thats a hard concept for youngsters.

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  17. 2 miles tonight on Bubba.
    36.13 total miles.

    Nice night, good footing great night to get out for a little while after my meeting.

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  18. 5.10 miles tonight on Domino and Tini!
    41.23 miles total!

    Wow 3 nights in a row and Sunday too! Record for me this year. The rat Terror went along tonight for her first ride. She loved jumping the trees and running all over. She's pulled the blanket up now - must be tuckered out after her 3.34 mile run!

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  19. 2.47miles on Tini tonight
    43.70 Total miles

    Really loving this great footing and nice temps. We do need rain, but I've enjoyed the dry!

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  20. I was saying that yesterday when it was dry and today I am still saying it LOL
    Diane

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  21. 2.75 On Domino tonight
    46.45 Total

    Should not have to force myself outside to ride in April! Had to remind myself that this is predicted to be the best day this week temp wise! Brrrr. Hope went with and immediately got lost. Spent the time looking for her in the creek brush. Finally gave up and decided to go home and get the truck and look on foot. Got home and there she was! Not sure how that happened but sure was glad to see that little dog.

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  22. So glad she was home when you got there!
    Diane

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  23. 3.36 on Domino tonight
    49.81 miles

    Would have rode a little longer, but the lightening was all around the hill tops. Decided to head home and be safe!!

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  24. 4 miles on Domino
    53.81 total miles

    Its 1 month till South Dakota trip and I have hardly ridden! Oh my gosh, must really get some saddle time in!

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  25. 2.25 miles on Bubba before work today. Best ride EVER on him!
    56.06 miles total

    Best ride ever, walk trot and canter. Sidepassed over logs, backed around trees, turn on the forehand and turns on the haunches. Very light and responsive and no spooks or attitude!

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  26. 6.26 miles tonight after work.
    62.32 total miles

    Rode Domino 4.20 for a good ride doing hills and a few trails. SD is less than a month away and we are no where ready. Rode Bubba 2.06 miles for another awesome ride, all 3 gaits again. Thats two awesome rides in a row for him, I think a record! Beautiful night, no bugs, wind and the SUN was out!

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  27. 8.50 miles
    70.82 total mileage

    Awesome ride with Colton today. Near perfect weather, no wind and just long sleeves needed. Tini rode perfect, no spooks and very relaxed. We had a blast practicing what we learned at the Centered Riding clinic yesterday. SD is just 3 weeks away and we need to get these horses and us ready!

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  28. 2.73 on Tini
    73.55 total miles

    Good ride on Tini tonight solo. She was calm and relaxed walked and gaited. Great night with a little wind but very nice.

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  29. 2.79 On Domino
    76.34 total miles

    Ben and Kim came out so we could get our horses aquainted. We are planning a fall ride and I may haul their horse for them. Wonderful ride, beautiful night.

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  30. 2.34 on Tini
    78.68 Total

    Rode Tini up and down some hills, gaited and worked on sidpassing and yeilding Hind quarters.

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  31. 2.27 tonight on Tini
    81.95 Total

    Spooky horse in these cooler, windy temps.She did finally relax and did things right!

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  32. 2.34 tonight on Tini
    84.29 total miles

    Got brave enough to canter her tonight a little! No spooking and did much better sidepassing!

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  33. 11.4 Miles Saturday and 12.5 miles on Sunday at Turkey Creek.
    108.19 Total Miles

    Rode Tini and Colton on Domino trying to get some miles before we leave for SD and Ft Rob. So nice to see the sun out. Did get rain last night and we came home early to start getting ready for next weekends trip.

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  34. From our Vacation
    Fort Rob 11.8
    Fort Rob 5.6
    Keyston 8.86
    Mt Rushmore 11.00
    Elk Haven 3.12
    Big Canyon 12.5
    Total Mileage 52.88
    YTD Total 161.07 Miles

    Great riding at Fort Robinson, Keystone and finally Big Canyon. I don't think I have ever ridden a better young horse than Tini. She was the rock, doing everything asked of her and some pretty technical trails at that!

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  35. Sounds like ya'll had a fantastic vacation!

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  36. 2.34 miles tonight for a pleasure ride on Tini
    163.41 YTD Total

    Beautiful evening, great short ride!

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  37. 3.87 morning ride on Domino
    167.28 YTD total

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  38. 5.07 on Tini Friday HOT and HUMID at Turkey Creek
    10.47 Saturday on Slick Trails on Tini and Domino
    5.58 Sunday river ride at Turkey Creek on Tini
    188.40 YTD Total

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  39. 195.98 TOTAL with this weekends
    7.58 beautiful June day rides on Domino and Tini at home. Wish I was camping this weekend instead of painting my rental and cleaning my house...

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  40. 6.15 miles tonight on Bubba and Domino
    202.13 YTD total

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  41. Congrats on getting over 200 miles :-)

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  42. 4.47 Miles on Tini this beautiful morning! Solo ride - the best yet on her alone. Took the edge off in the arena and was all good from there!
    206.60

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  43. Beautiful evening to ride!
    3.10 miles on Domino
    209.70 Total

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  44. 2.12 miles Saturday night
    6.13 miles Sunday morning at Arrowhead park
    217.95 YTD Total

    Fun ride at Arrowhead with Crescent Outlaw members. Colton joined us on Domino.

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  45. 2.50 miles on Tini tonight. So nice to relax and enjoy the evening
    220.45 YTD total

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  46. 6.41 miles today
    226.86 YTD Total

    Rode Tini at Arrowhead this morning and Bubba tonight. Wonderful COOL July weather. Unbelievable. My kind of July!!

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  47. 25.68 miles this weekend at Brushy Creek.
    252.54 YTD Total

    Took Tini and Domino to Brushy Creek with colton and friends. We had a great time and Tini did all the miles. Domino was acting colicky today before we came home. Got to watch that horse.

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  48. 5.05 miles on Sunday morning planning a nature presentation of native wildflowers.

    257.59 YTD total

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  49. 2.66 on Bubba tonight, practicing transitions and quicker response time. He did great!

    260.25 YTD Tota

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  50. 11.26 miles at Renee's benefit ride on Tini
    Tini's first solo camping trip without her bud Domino. She did fantastic. Love that mare more every day.

    271.51 YTD total.

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  51. 314.15 YTD Total miles

    42.64 riding at River Valley at Farmington Iowa. Wonderful place to camp and ride and will certainly go back there again. Horse flies are awful so thankful I found a rump rug and good fly spray and we were safe.

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  52. 1.75 tonight on Bubba trying out the TW Wade Saddle.
    315.90 YTD Total

    Awesome ride and awesome saddle with adjustable fit available for sale or demo.

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    1. Sue - who is this "Bubba" you talk of? I know you got your new mare Tini - Is Bubba aka: Spencer? Or do you have another one? -Julia

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  53. 4:01 miles on Domino today. Humidity brought us home quicker than planned. Saw a beautiful Bald Eagle. They give me goose bumps every time Isee one.

    319.91miles YTD Total

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  54. 5 miles this afternoon with Tini and Colton on Bubba.
    Both horses were truly awesome. Bubba and Colton look like they will become a team!

    324.91 miles YTD

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  55. 2,25 miles tonight on Bubba. Great Ride.
    327.16 YTD total.

    I was hoping to break 500 miles this year. I had better get alittle more serious and get the miles in.

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  56. 10 miles today at Elks Grove. I had hoped to ride and Camp at Indian Caves and get more miles this weekend, but the rain changed my plans. We so needed the rain so I can't complain.
    337.16 miles YTD

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  57. 3.74 tonight after work on Domino. Beautiful sunset and wonderful evening. Wish there would be 2 more months of these wonderful temps and enough daylight after work to ride.

    340.90 ytd total.

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  58. 2.07 miles on Bubba tonight. Practiced transitions and he is doing nicely. Much improved response. time.
    342.97 YTD

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  59. 3.48 tonight after work. Need more daylight. Getting dark way to fast. Pretty colors out there. Saw several bucks with nice head gear!

    346.45 YTD

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  60. 1.38 on Bubba tonight. windy and out of daylight!
    347.83 YTD

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  61. 5.75 this afternoon on Mr D and Tini

    YTd 353.58

    Great ride going through the timber and down to the ponds. The colors are popping. Followed a new path and did some bushwacking on Domino. Tini arena work . She goes to Camp Moses tomorrow for a new place for us to ride.

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  62. 8.2 At Camp Moses on Tini with Peggy Slagle. It was a wonderful fall day and had a blast exploring new trails. If only this could last for 4 moremonthsor so....
    361.78 YTD

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  63. Spent the weekend at Turkey Creek for the annual Halloween party. The trails were awesome! Cool and crisp air!
    I could not find my GPS anywhere and of course my phone refused to work there!
    soooooo 0 Miles to log officially booohoooo!
    361.78 YTD

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  64. 5 miles ended in the dark!
    366.78 Ytd

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  65. 9.76 miles riding the fields and timber ground on Domino.
    376.53 YTD total. Hoping to get out tomorrow morning for another 9 or 10 to get me closer to that 400 mark!

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  66. 5.02 miles in this freakin wind. Oh well still a very nice day inspite of all the wind monsters!
    381.55 YTD

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  67. 7.55 at Cunningham lake with Colton and Sherry S. Beautiful fall colors

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  68. oops forgot to ad ytd total.
    389.10

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  69. 12.01 miles Sunday over the 400 mile mark
    401.11 ytd miles

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  70. Congrats on getting over 400 miles :-)

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    1. Thanks its a good mark though I had hoped to be 100 miles more than this.

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  71. 7.57mile riding Tini, Bubba and Mr. D
    408.68 ytd. More beautiful weekends like this and I may get closer to the 500 mark. My knee has been extremely painful so need to back off riding for a little while!

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  72. 9.91 this beautiful day on Tini and Domino.
    418.59 YTD Total

    It could stay this nice the rest of the winter and not bother me. Rode in a Sweatshirt!

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  73. 6 miles today at Pierce Creek with a great bunch of friends.
    424.59 YTD total

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  74. 2.41 This Christmas morning. I hadn't ridden on Christmas day since I was a kid. Dad and I used to go for a ride if the weather was half way decent. Nice heading out the first mile then the wind and cold came up. Pretty ride!
    427.00 ytd miles.

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  75. 5.02 miles riding with Colton this afternoon. 60 degrees in Iowa! Wowwhat an afternoon to play hookie!. Tini was kind of naughty, must be all that good alfalfa and beet pulp!
    432.02 YTD total

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  76. 2 miles today playing with Tini and getting some respect! Probably the last ride this year as the cold winds came riproaring in tonight again. What a nice break in winter we had.
    434.02 YTDTotal

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