Category Archives: Challenge

Rides 3 and 4: Being Bad at Things

Ride 3 put Nigel and I 10% of the way through the Challenge!  (3 rides out of 30, 4+ hours out of 40).   Nigel is a very well-educated horse and the poor guy’s trying to work with me bouncing around … Continue reading

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Ride 2, “The One Where Nigel Chills”

Suzie, Carl and I rode. Last year at this time I was alternating between spending hours trying to do chores, and warming up inside cursing the weather.  I cursed enough for it to qualify as a cardio activity.   We had … Continue reading

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Let the Games Begin! Ride #1

  It was a dark and stormy morning.  Or at least it was raining buckets.  Shawna and I had a riding date for our first ride of the challenge.  I spent an inordinate amount of time at the Department of … Continue reading

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2018 Horsemanship Challenge

  You may find this surprising, but I think horses are effing awesome.   Every year some of us join the Northwood Farms Horsemanship Challenge.  Participants commit to riding 1 horse 30 times for a total of 40 hours over the … Continue reading

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