http://scribular.com/journey/37xk673ctss This a link to a program that I have on my IPhone, called Journey Cast, it sends a tracking signal every 3 minutes and will do live tracking. Shannon also has a IPhone so I might be able to track her and Ambrose when they do their first ride together at 20MT. I will post the link on this BLOG in case we have any followers. MONK will have his Spot tracker and will post that link on his BLOG...
Saturday: MONK bros racing LLC headed out of the overlook in Auburn today. We were actually going to not go to Poverty Bar today, but up through Browns and back around which I think adds about 6 miles or so to the loop. Well as luck would have it I did not use tape on MONK's rear boots and I spit one off. When I stopped on the hill I found that I had lost the other rear also. I had Ambrose and Shannon continue on the way they wanted to go and I would go back and get the other boot and then head back to the trailer. Well I went and got the boot, but did not go back to the trailer. I continued on to Poverty bar to look for the $80 sunglasses that I lost somewhere along the trail last Friday. MONK is a great barefoot horse and he did not mind being naked behind at all. We went to Poverty Bar and turned around but did not find my glasses.
Ambrose had a HR monitor on this trip, so it was really nice to compare HR between the rookie and the veteran. Believe it or not they were with in 5 beats of each other, including working recovery.
So when we were all done, MONK went about 22.5 miles our our best guess is that Ambrose went about 28 miles, with lots more elevation gain. Actually Shannon sent me a text saying the she was at No Hands bridge, MONK and I were only about 1 mile ahead of her so we waited for them to catch up. Right as they caught up we came to the small waterfall with the trail going through a nice pool of water. Ambrose took a nice long drink, this is his first time taking a drink on the trail, this is a BIG deal for a endurance horse. He also did it twice more on the way back to the trailer...
Both boys were hosed a little, offered some food and hand grazed before being loaded in the trailer.
This was a very beneficial ride. We practiced riding single track and how close we could ride, in the case of MONK on Ambrose's tail, not so close, Ambrose let him know exactly how close when he humped his but up in the air higher then MONK's head. I did not see any feet flying which was good. We did some fast leap frogging on the wide open trial which worked good, as long as they were not side by side smiling at each other. Ambrose got to show Shannon his new skill that he learned at school and that was standing still while she mounted. This is the first time he has drank on the trail. He drinks in the horse trough at home all the time after a work, but this is the first time out of a running stream.
So, today was a good day
These are MONK stats........ Not good for a comparison because of being barefoot behind so had to be careful.