The Doc & The Horse at McDowell Mountain Fun Ride

One of the most relaxing things I have found over the years, is spending time with my family and my horse out of doors. Each year the American Endurance Ride Conference and the Arabian Horse Association sponsors a number of Endurance Rides around the state of Arizona.  This weekend was the "Lead, Follow or Get … Continue reading The Doc & The Horse at McDowell Mountain Fun Ride

Sonoran Desert Decorations

I live in the Sonoran Desert. It's the only place in the world that gets hot enough to feed the chickens ice cubes for pre-boiled eggs. It is a true desert, and the summer time can be very hot (up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit).  However, I find it to be a very beautiful place to live … Continue reading Sonoran Desert Decorations

Something About Being On Horseback . . .

It has been a nice quite weekend.  I was under the weather and left work early Thursday . . . slept most of Friday. Woke this morning feeling a bit better.  The fresh rain-washed air this morning was very helpful.  We've had scattered showers of rain over the last few days.  We had a nice … Continue reading Something About Being On Horseback . . .

Beginning the Sport of Endurance Riding . . .

For many years we have talked about participating with a number of family members and friends in the Sport of Equine Endurance Riding.  My wife, daughter and I have been training for an entry level ride over the last few months. We have been riding 7-10 miles two to three times per week over the last … Continue reading Beginning the Sport of Endurance Riding . . .