It is now 2015. I bought Red almost 6 years ago so I have been on this journey of horse ownership for 6 years. I truly love and treasure my horses. They bring peace and joy to me - even if I am not riding!!
I didn't get to ride for the past 9 weeks due to the open sore my falling off of Biscuit in late October caused. I go back to the doctor on January 7th and I hope that it will be healed - I am not counting on it but hoping!!
I added up my miles for 2014 - I know it is not accurate to the mile - I was without a Garmin for quiet a while and was going on known distances of each ride. I had to go on HorseForum.com to our How Far Did You Go thread to pull up my miles or the description of the ride so I could estimate it. It was 365.5 miles. More than I thought it would be but I did smake a number of day rides up at Ebenezer with my Hag on Nags friends, plus we rode 30 miles in Mississippi and then the week we spent at Ebenezer I rode 52 miles.
In the 4 years I have owned Biscuit, I have rode him 1,477 miles. That gives me approximately 369 miles per year. Biscuit has been a treasure to me...sometimes he had made me want to pull hair out but most of the time he is pretty dang adorable.
I am hoping that I get to ride on a regular basis this year. We are going to Ebenezer in March with our posse and then we are going back to Brushy Creek in Mississippi in May. Cherie and I are planning days to ride as soon as I can.
Hoping this year if not the years of the past 2 that have been filled with sorrow, illness, loss and grief. It is a new year - Jesus will be my co-pilot as always and I am praying for peace and joy.
Happy New Year and Happy Trails!!!