Monday, December 31 2012
Christmas came and went. We had a great time in CA seeing family. Other than me getting a sore throat and then losing my voice on Christmas day.
We flew home on the red eye on the 27th and landed at 5 am on the 28th. We had our car waiting for us in the lot as Rebecca had flown out the day before and had left it there for us.
It was nice to be back in Florida. We drove home with Merlin as he flew with us on our trip. We were pretty tired, luckily I had packed our trailer before we left and we would have very little to do today to get over to vet in at the Greenway ride.
Erebus and Dust still had their easyboot glue on shoes on from the Goethe LD ride so we were pretty much all set.
We went in and took care of a few pressing issues, then Jeremy took care of our new horse, Elvis's feet so he could be turned out with our herd and then we caught our guys and loaded up.
(Elvis arrived while we were in CA. He was our good friend and client's horse, Carole Kraft Edwards. He was born and raised at Jan Worthington and Grace Ramsey's farm in Illinois and was purchased by Carole after we spent the summer in 2010 with them and recommended him.)
The weather was pretty nice, especially compared with CA where it had been in the 40's mostly. (As I write this it is 5 pm and it is 72 outside!) We vetted our guys in and then went on a very short ride. They felt great. Then we were off to dinner with the Olson's. We had a fun time at Sonny's BB-Q, ribs are always great!!
That night we went to bed super early as we had been operating on about 1:30 hours of sleep all that day. It started raining shortly after we went to sleep. It rained all night long. When it was time to get up it was still pouring and there were high winds and thunder and lightening. We saddled up and headed to the start. Jeremy noticed that there was no one else warming up. We asked around and the start had been delayed by 30 mins. due to lightening. So nice that they told everyone!
I rechecked in 30 mins and it was delayed another 30 mins. At 8 am we started. The rain had stopped and we actually did not get rained on at all!!
The day went very well, both of our first time 50 mile horses did great. They both recovered well and ate and drank well. I am very happy with the two of them.
At the end of the day they both looked good and they finished 4th and 5th. A pretty good start to their careers.
Have a Happy New Years and hope to see you at the Gator Run 2 day ride.