The Trip, Virtual Trail Report, Tevis Sippy Cup, Milton, Miles 96 to 99, November 2020
Awareness of the outside world. News stories fade. Issues don’t.
We took the horses on a trip to a new place! We rode! This shouldn’t be so amazing! But here we are!
Well, both horses have been to Full Circle Horse Park multiple times. We have all been to Stepping Stone Farm together. The way these two see the world, we knew this trip would qualify as a bold, new adventure. It did. Everyone was good. Horses held it together. Riders rode their horses well. Everyone was exhausted when we got home.
Why is such a simple trip such a big deal? I have no idea. You’d have to ask them. Not our call to make.
None, except the smell of the finish line.
Saturday, November 21, 2020. Milton. Today 1.61 tracked + one lap (.33) -> 1.94 miles. Total 97.75 miles.
Now that Rodney is doing laps by himself, we asked Milton what he thought of a solo flight. He did one lap by himself while Rodney waited. Milton was valiant. Concerned but good about it. Rodney wasn’t sure how he felt. On one hoof, he was standing at the mounting block, always a good place. On the other hoof, less enchanting if one is being left behind. His ears targeted Milton around the field.
Sunday, November 22, 2020. Milton. Today 1.88 miles. Total 99.63 miles. FCHP. Walking the ring road & cross-country field.
While we could have cranked out the extra half mile to finish, it was totally the correct call to stop. Everyone’s brain was full, and not just the horses.
We did a lap of the ring road in hand before we rode it three times. So, technically, Milton did the mileage. We plan to finish under saddle.
Milton miles 93 to 95
Stay safe. Stay sane.