|Endurance News, July 2015|
cover photo by Monica Bretherton
We'll be in camp until after Renegade. Please leave a message after the beep.
|...but she won't shoe a turkey.|
|The shoe didn't actually move--the nails are tight. |
Rather her foot traveled crooked often enough that
the hoof grew more on the outside (right) than on the inside (left).
|She's using the blunt end of a pink ballpoint pen to seek out reactive areas.|
|Some places on the body are sensitive because something hurts locally. |
Sore spots from bad saddle fit would fit in this category.
Depending on the relationship between reactive places, deeper tissue pain
or dysfunction might be indicated.
|This is the spot we all expected needed adjustment.|
|Stem-to-stern. Fee, who doesn't normally like excessive touching,|
was cooperative and compliant through the whole thing.
|Do not try this at home. Trained professional. Tame Dragon.|
(I have practiced this move on her before, btw).
|Only a real artist could make a turkey poult look pretty. |
This young one died by misadventure a few days ago.
Apparently, turkeys don't swim well. Sigh.
Her brothers are doing fine.
|strawberries and blueberries from the backyard|
|Roo and Luna have a new little brother!|
|Left-to-right: Roo, Foxie, and Luna|
|Former owner Pauline pets Luna, as Foxie explores the "new dog park" |
in his new back yard.
|C'mon, Old Dog, let's run and play!|
|Foxie Loxie tells Santa everything|
|Ear kisses are very sweet|
|Our little camp under the trees (and away from the heat)|
|Fee's elegant lingerie (aka a fly sheet)|
|Discussing the trail with Ride Manager Marilyn Milestone at the startline|
of Day 2. Fee has never done the second day here before, and she
was convinced that we were leaving camp to pull ribbons.
|This road reminded me of a spot on the red loop at Renegade Rendezvous|
|I don't know how to be less subtle.|
|Nobody here but the Dragon and me...right?|
|The Devil's Cattle Herd|
Fiddle felt obliged to glare at each cow before trotting past.
|The Dragon really likes Crystal|
|Crystal shipped out to Afghanistan after crewing for me last year--and she|
took her Klickitat Trek sweatshirt with her!
|Hey! Your car has a trailer hitch on it! Bring it on over here!|
Duana was dubious...but helpful...
|single-track trails through the forest|
|Mount Adams lurking on the horizon|
|The footing at this ride is deceptive--great traction, but the dirt is mainly|
volcanic sand, and very abrasive. Hoof protection recommended!!!
|Thimbleberry blossom, nootka rose, and lupine flowers on the canal loop|
|Ride photo by Cassidy Rae.|
|That abrasive volcanic footing is more obvious here|
|Stopping to cool off in the irrigation ditch outside of camp before the finish line.|
Photo by Cassidy Rae.
|Finish line, day 2. Photo by Monica Bretherton.|
|We built up this turnpike with native gravel and rock in 2013.|
It still looks--and works--great to keep the horses out of the mud.
|Yes, this is the SS Illegible and yes, he did park|
that helicopter right off the starboard side.
|This twin-rotor, single seat helicopter can move a lot of trees|
|Limbs, branches, and tree tops scattered randomly on the hillsides...|
and over the top of our trails.
|In addition to the usual seasonal blowdown, the trails have a ton of tree shrapnel|
on them, and will require a LOT of work to clear.
|These branches can be pulled apart by hand|
|This tree top needed several people with tools to move it off the trail|
|The same trail, partly cleared|
|This is how Santa spends his off-season.|
You'll want Santa to remember you this year!
|What are you waiting for? |