Lessons from Land of the Sun

The Boyd Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona hosts the Land of the Sun Endurance ride in late February. It is a beautiful desert ride with Saguaros, Mountains, Sandy Washes and the Hassayampa River. This year it had perfect weather as well – cool in the morning and warm by afternoon with clear skies. It is a 2 day ride and many folks either only ride 1 day or ride 2 different horses. Desi, my...
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Neither Wind Nor….

The Old Pueblo Endurance ride is held in March in Sonoita, Arizona. Anyone familiar with the area will tell you it is beautiful but you better like wind – as it blows! Weather at this ride ranges from blowing snow to 80+ degrees…. so you never know. But the one thing you can usually count on is the wind. Anywhere from a breeze to gale force. This year was chilly and blustery....
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Eastern Mojave Endurance Ride 2018

The Eastern Mojave Preserve in California just south of Las Vegas, was the site of the Eastern Mojave XP Endurance Ride February 8-11, 2018. The XP rides are put on by Dave and Ann Nicholson and are always multi-day rides over historic routes. Many related to old pony express routes. They are always scenic and this one through the desert is no exception. Interesting rock formations and lots of...
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Eastern Mojave Ride

Dr. Debra and her husband Walt will be competing in the Eastern Mojave Scenic XP ride this month at the Eastern Mojave National Preserve, from February 8th to the 11th. We are wishing Dr. Debra and Walt SO MUCH GOOD LUCK and we are looking forward to celebrating their success with them when they get back.   If you would like to wish Dr. Debra good luck, or if you will be attending the ride and...
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Death Valley Encounter 2017 – Amazing!

My horse Desi and I recently completed the Death Valley Encounter Endurance ride that took place in California in December. Desi and I completed over 100 miles in 4 days! Playboy’s Desert Reign, a.k.a Desi, is a Missouri Fox Trotter mare who had to change roles from the back up pleasure riding and guest horse to the main Endurance horse. Most horses that successfully compete in Endurance...
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Thanksgiving Safety tips for your pets!

The Holiday Season can be a fun and festive time of year but poses some potential dangers for your Furry Family Members.  Here are a few basic tips for keeping your pets safe: Keep the feast on the table—not under it.  Eating turkey or turkey skin – even a small amount – can cause a life-threatening condition in pets known as pancreatitis. Fatty foods are hard for animals to digest, and many...
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