Friday, January 11, 2013

Team 104 - Shawnee


My name is Keith Kibler.  My wife and I raise twhs and mfts on a small farm in extreme Southern IL. We endurance race them against the Arabians. Everything we do is GPS.

Shoot if you want real real proof, here is the video I made of the ride:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kPUIs6ramc

btw, I am on the aerc membership committee and write for both Trail Blazer magazine and Fosh magazine.
thank you

Keith Kibler
http://shawneesunrisefarm.net/

90 comments:

  1. 1-13-2012 12.4 miles
    Thank you
    Keith Kibler

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  2. Hey Keith! Good to see you joining us :) You might beat everyone here, LOL...
    Natalie

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    1. Oh ja, team 54 on here... Rolling Thunder

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    2. 1-19-2013- 21.40 miles
      1-21-2013- 12.00 miles

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  3. Hi,
    I took a few minutes to look through your website and your blog. I really enjoy how you write.
    Cheers,
    Kally
    S'nK Team 94

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    1. thank you very much. I enjoy writing. I think the key is not taking your self seriously and looking for the humor of the situation.
      Keith

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  4. Keith - welcome. We chatted a bit on FB about Shawnee. Hope to get there someday. Looking forward to visiting with you more as the year goes on. Welcome!

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  5. 2-2-2013 17.00 Cheyenne
    2-3-2013 10.55 Samba
    Thank you!

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  6. I moved your miles from the Leaderboard post to your own Team 104 page :-)
    Diane

    Shawnee
    2-16-2013
    15.88 miles
    Cheyenne

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  7. 2-23-2013
    16 miles
    Cheyenne-Dandy-Kate

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  8. 3-02-2013 17.61 Cheyenne
    3-03-2013 6.01 Blues

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  9. 3-07-2013
    Cheyenne 7 miles
    in the dark at 10-12 mph!

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  10. In the dark at 10 miles per hour, wow you really trust your horse! Good for you :-)
    Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane, it is a part of endurance training. In 100s, which I am getting this horse ready for her first, you have to ride into the night. So, it needs to be a part of the horses training.
      Keith

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  11. 30.71
    Mar 10, 2013 3:15 PM (13.12 mi)(Dandy 9, Samba 4.12)
    Mar 9, 2013 10:15 AM (17.59 mi) (Cheyenne)

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  12. 3-22-2013
    20 Miles (11 Cheyenne, 9 Indigo)
    3-23-2013
    13 Miles (4.5 Indigo, 8.5 Sapphire)
    3-25-2013
    4 Miles Indigo

    37 miles total

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  13. Congrats on getting over the 200 miles marker!
    Diane

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  14. 4 miles, 3-26 Indigo
    6 miles, 3-29 Indigo
    17.55 miles, 3-30 Indigo
    4 miles, 3-31 Blues

    31.55 miles total this email

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  15. 4-04-13
    5 miles, Indigo
    2 miles, Southern Honey

    7 miles total

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  16. 39.8 total this email

    14.7 4-5-Cheyenne
    15.1 4-6-Indigo
    10 4-7-(2.35 Sapphire, 3.0 Indigo, 4.65 Cheyenne)

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  17. 23.11 miles

    4-13- Cheyenne 16.11 miles
    4-14 Indigo 7 miles

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  18. Congrats on getting over 300 miles :-)
    Diane

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  19. 4-27-2013
    21 miles, Cheyenne

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  20. 4-29-2013
    10 miles Blues

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  21. 4:30-2013
    4 miles Indigo

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  22. 5-02-2103
    9 miles
    3 Kate
    3 Indigo
    3 Southern Honey

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  23. 11 miles
    5-07-2013 5 miles Indigo, 2 miles Kate
    5-09-2013 4 miles Indigo

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  24. 5-11-2013
    10 miles Indigo

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  25. 13;49 miles
    2 miles Kate
    2 miles Kate
    9.49 Indigo

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  26. 54 miles
    Indigo 5 miles
    Kate 2 miles
    Indigo 18 miles
    Kate 7 miles
    Kate 21

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  27. 12 miles
    6-06 7 miles Indigo
    6-05 4 miles Indigo
    6-04 1 miles Kate

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  28. 43.54 total

    17 miles 8th Kate
    6 miles 9th Indigo
    11 miles 15th Indigo
    9.54 miles 15th Kate

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  29. Congrats on getting over the 500 mile marker :-)

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  30. 54.1
    6-22 Indigo 4.1
    6-23 Cheyenne , Dead Dog Endurance Race , 50 miles 6th place

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  31. Congrats on your 6th place ER :-)

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  32. 54.11 miles
    6-21 4.11 Indigo
    6-22 50 cheyennne, Dead Dog Creek endurance ride, 6th place

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  33. 15.65
    6-29 Indigo 4 miles
    6-29 Kate 5 miles
    6-29 Blues 2.65 miles
    6-30 Indigo 4 miles

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  34. 49 miles
    7-2 4 miles Kate
    7-4 5 miles Indigo
    7-5 7 miles Southern Honey
    7-6 12 Indigo
    14 Kate
    7 Cheyenne
    thank you very much for taking your time to do this. If you ever want to do endurance or learn about it, just ask
    Keith

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  35. Hi Keith. I love reading your blog and I did my first LD in June at Admire, KS. I loved it and want to do more. Planning on doing another LD at Kanopolis, KS at the end of August :-) Oh...Congrats on getting over 700 miles!

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  36. thank you SO much. Endurance has been such a blessing to my wife and I in our "empty nest years"
    Keith

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  37. 34 miles
    5 7-11 Kate
    4 7-11 Indigo
    15 7-13 Indigo
    4 7-14 Sapphire
    6 7-14 Kate

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  38. 8 miles
    7 16 4 Indigo
    7 17 4 Kate bareback

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  39. 86.61 miles

    50 miles Cheyenne 7-26
    12 miles Indigo Spirit 7-27
    9 miles Kate 7-27
    5.61 miles Blues 7-28
    10 miles Southern Honey 7-28
    last weeks dates were wrong, but one of them was 8 days from the correct date to the posting so I penalized myself this week and deducted the 4 miles from what I posted here.

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    1. That is a lot of miles :-) Thanks for being honest about your days :-)

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  40. 3 miles 7-29 Blues

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  41. 30.5 miles

    8.5 miles, Kate 8-5
    12 miles, Indigo 8-4
    10 miles, Southern Honey 7-31

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  42. Congrats you got over 900 miles :-)

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  43. thank you very much,
    7 miles 8-08 Blues , bare back at night

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  44. 33 ,miles to add


    7 miles,8-8 Blues
    26 miles,8-10 Kate

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  45. 13 miles to add,

    4 miles , 8-12 Indigo Spirit
    4 miles, 8-13 Wild Kate
    5 miles, 8-14 Southern Honey

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  46. 21.10 miles to add

    17.10 miles Kate, 8-17, 25.4 mph at top speed in gallop
    4.00 miles Indigo Spirit, 8-17, night time ride with light

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  47. 10 ,miles to add.
    8-21- 6 miles Southern Honey
    8-21 4 Miles Kate

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  48. 19.50 miles to add
    8-24, 15 miles Kate tempo ride
    8-25, 4.50 miles Indigo

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  49. You made it over 1000 miles so far! Congrats :-)

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    1. Thank you, fall racing time is upon us, time to ramp up!

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  50. 15.51

    4.0 9-2 Kate
    11.51 8-31 Indigo Spirit



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  51. 114.41 to add total

    4 miles, 9-06 Kate, warm up
    .41 miles 9-06 Indigo, warm up
    80 miles, 9-07 Kate, endurance race
    30 miles, 9-08 Indigo endurance race

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  52. You are cranking on the miles now :-) Hope you did well in the Endurance ride!

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  53. Well, sometimes you and your mount rule the trail and sometimes the trail wins. The 80 on Kate was a 100 mile ride. She got sore front feet and we were done. Bummer, but she comes first of course.
    The 30 was a first time event for a 5 year old twh/std bred cross. She roared and was 3rd first event out.
    This is Indigo Spirit
    http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kkibler/media/IndigoSPiritatLincolnTrail_zpsfc86bef0.jpg.html?filters[user]=354791&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0

    Thank you for doing this contest thing. THis probably makes very little sense but my thought after getting pulled after 80 miles on Kate and realizing we paid the money, went through all the trouble and got no points whatsover or credit in my desire to prove her as a 10 year horse was, "well I do get credit in Distance Derby!"
    Thank you
    Keith Kibler
    This is prime endurance time and I have 2 young horses ready to start. The mileage will be strong the rest of the year. (Lord willing) ;-)

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  54. You are welcome, I think it sure helps having a little extra incentive for our miles :-)

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    1. 27 miles to add please

      So Honey 13 miles 9-14
      Indigo 2 miles 9-14
      Blues 8 miles 9-15
      Cheyenne 4 miles 9-15

      thank you so much for your time, this is so nice of you.

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  55. Congrats on getting over 1200 miles :-)

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  56. 25 miles to add please

    9-21 13 miles Indigo
    9-22 5 miles Sapphire
    9-22 7 miles Southern Honey


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  57. 4 miles, indigo 9-23

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  58. 11 miles to add,

    3 miles, 9-26 Kate
    6 miles, 9-28 Indigo
    2 miles, 9-29 Kate

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  59. 2 miles 10-1 kate

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  60. 13.64 miles oct 12th kate

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  61. 18.35 10-19-2013 Cheyenne
    3.21 10-20-2013 Kate

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  62. 35.74 to add please

    15.51 10-26 Indigo
    10. 10-26 Kate
    10.23 10-27 Kate

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  63. 14.65 to add please

    12.31 11-02 Indigo
    2.34 11-03 kate

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  64. 29.6 miles to add please
    11-10 6 miles
    11-11 5.6
    11-12 15
    11-12 3

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  65. 4.51 11-14- Indigo

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  66. 24.21 miles to add

    11-16 10.7 miles Kate
    11-16--13.51 miles Southern Honey

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  67. add 4 miles please
    11-17- Indigo

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  68. 22.07 miles to add
    11-23 Samba 15.02, including rearing and setting up to buck, (wife's horse)
    11-23 Cheyenne 7.05

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  69. First, thank you again for your selflessly promoting riding in this endeavor. Secondly, if you ever have thought about going to the Shawnee National Forest check out my version of what you are doing on facebook, Shawnee National Forest on Horseback!
    Thirdly, you are so right in that the key to communicating with your horse is time in the saddle. I have trained many horses and ride around 2000 miles a year. Well, often more actually. We keep around 10 horses and many nights find me still riding well after dark.
    My main mare , a twh named Kate has many thousands of miles of training and is the first twh in history to win a 100 mile endurance race. The year of her first 100 I had a goal of 1000 miles on her and I rode 1000 miles exactly. The result is that I can call her and she catches me. She then kisses me and nuzzles me and will walk with me. I love the mare. Nothing beats time in the saddle.
    Keith Kibler
    Shawnee Sunrise Farm
    Marion IL

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  70. Very cool, Keith. Congrats on your accomplishments and the many miles you share with your partners, especially Kate. You are an inspiration!

    Shari, Team 55

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  71. Please add, 20.45

    11-28 5.00
    11-29 2.00 Kate
    11-30 7.89 Southern Honey
    11-30 5.55 Indigo

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  72. add 2.18 miles please
    12-1 2.18 Kate

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  73. add 6 miles,
    12-3 Southern Honey , 6 miles, FLYING fast

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  74. YTD miles has been corrected to: 1474.82

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  75. okay thanks, sorry for the confusion.

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  76. 3.93 to add
    12-14 Kate

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  77. 4 miles 12-25 Kate
    18.43 miles 12-28 Honey 1 mile, Samba 9 miles, Kate 8.43


    1497.18 total to date

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  78. http://shawneesunrisefarm.net/December 31, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    4.1 miles to add,
    1501.28 total for the year of our Lord 2103
    10 different horses ridden, all gaited of various breeds.

    thank you so much for doing this. Of course I intend to compete next year, starting tomorrow!
    Keith Kibler
    Shawnee Sunrise Farm
    Marion IL


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  79. Congratulations on your third place finish Keith! We were nipping at your heels :-)

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    1. Thank you. Due to family illness I was about 1000 miles short of my usual mileage. I am hoping for a better 2014. You dont do endurance do you?
      Keith
      team 104 Shawnee

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  80. Congrats on getting over 1500 miles by the end of the year. Glad you are in the DD2014!

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  81. thank again for doing this Diane
    Keith
    Shawnee 104

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