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I don’t think I’ve used this one before.  It’s the Mission San Antonio Endurance Ride in 1978.  That’s a long time ago!  It was taken just before the start, when we got our little group together in front of the mission.

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From the right, Suzanne on Trina; me on Tess; Ferrabie on Jane; and June on Wonder — he was Priscilla’s colt.  Plus an unidentified bearded guy in the background.

I think we were all doing the novice 25-mile ride that year, though Suzanne may have been doing the 50.  Did I say it was a looong time ago?

Here’s a shot of Suzanne at the start.  The padre came out and rang the bell, and they were off.

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Trina was a great horse, but a bit too big and muscular for endurance.  It would be a bit like a football player running a marathon; it can be done, but it’s not ideal.  We had a good time, though, and everybody made it.  That’s the endurance motto, anyway; “to finish is to win”.

Those are good memories . . .

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Posted March 24, 2014 by stablewoman in Horses, Riding

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