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Liz Stout
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Conditioning/Competing a Quarter Horse for Endurance
Alternate titles for this post : How to Condition for Your First LD with the Bare Minimum of Effort My QH is a Badass Praise the Weather Gods Luckier Than a 3-Legged Dog Playing Frogger on a 6-Lane Interstate ARABIAN AND NON-ARABIAN BREEDS IN ENDURANCE I wa...

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Ride Between the Rivers 2017
Can I just start by saying that this was some of the most fun I've had on horseback long time? Because it really was. Stan performed so amazingly and in such a manner that my future training of Q and other endurance horses in my life will be modified with t...

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West Virginia Summertime
Summer has been beautifully mild so far in the higher elevations of West Virginia. I can honestly say I have yet to be "miserably hot" this year - a fact for which I am very grateful. Our lush green mountains have been quite exceptional thus far, too, and I...

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Down to the Wire
Conditioning for RBTR continues... Yeah, home really doesn't suck at all. Hard to believe that's real life and not some backdrop! Granted, not quite with the frequency I'd imagined, but we're trying. Originally, I had envisioned that moving Stan to Canaan w...

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Fluid Planning
Originally, I'd planned to hit up two of Loch Moy's Twilight Eventing nights this summer: July 26 and August 30. I took work off and had everything squared away, yet I held off sending in my entry for the first one. I wanted to first wait and see how XC sch...

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Whirlwind Weekend: Dressage Schooling Show & Conquering Fear
I had every intention of posting this sooner, but unfortunately I have had too much going on to sort through the copious amount of media necessary to do this post justice! I also have crap internet at my house and uploading photos was quite the feat...72 ho...

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Whirlwind Weekend: Tire Woes, XC Schooling, & Polo
Prep I brought Griffin home to my backyard a day before our planned departure for our first big weekend. This involved a bit of work on my part to prep (weed eat, sink T-posts, set hot tape insulators on posts, string hot tape, and setup fence charger), but...

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A Weekend of Firsts
Wow. WHAT a whirlwind of a weekend! I've got a lot of media to sort through before I can give proper recaps on the goings-on, but suffice to say it was a GOOD weekend. Many first time experiences were checked off the list: First shredded trailer tire: First...

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Finding Balance: A Griffin Update
We're ~10 days out from our first dressage show. It is both very exciting and very intimidating! Our recent work feels really good though. Grif is giving me his best each time we ride. Perhaps not the whole ride, but pieces of each ride display really wonde...

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Journey as a Rider
As I have recently done for Q and Stan, I intend to also write a specific post about Griffin and where we're at with things. But then Emma had to go and pose questions that really got me thinking. So, sorry, Grif, but I'mma write this out first. : : : : : D...
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