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Valerie Jaques
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Gun-toting, church-going, atheist liberal.
Gun-toting, church-going, atheist liberal.

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The Purina Feed Greatness Challenge, Week 4
Time once again for observations and musings on the Purina Outlast product and what we're seeing in the horses we're feeding it to. Since it has been four weeks, I took out the weight tape and measured all 3 of the endurance horses again. I have to say, I w...
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Death Valley Encounter, Day 4: Nadeau Springs
Hoss now doing quite well, I felt it was safe to leave him alone for several hours while Demon and I rode. The vet check was back in camp, and Cheri Briscoe was parked next to us, so I knew he'd be well looked after. Since it was New Year's Eve, I had gotte...
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Death Valley Encounter, Day 3: Tower Trail
Due to Hoss's colic episode, I didn't expect to ride at all on Day 3. I slept through the start for the 25s and 50s anyway. So, at 8:30am, when Hoss was looking particularly good, I made a spur of the moment decision to take Demon on the fun ride. We saddle...
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Death Valley Encounter, Day 2: Slate Range Ridgeline
It was definitely Hoss's turn for bad luck. We saddled up and Hoss was doing very nicely, trotting out at a good (for him) pace. We trotted most of the first 8 miles or so, which were relatively flat, going over substantially the same trail Demon and I had ...
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Death Valley Encounter, Day 1: Panamint Valley
I have to start with a bit about the trip to the ride itself. Demon and Hoss started fussing under the divider with each other almost immediately upon loading. I tied them both, not short, but enough to prevent any real reaching under the divider. The trip ...
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