I wanted to post a picture of me and my mare, Stormie, from our latest endurance ride. It was in Sturgis, SD (a week before the motorcycles all come in) at Ft. Meade. I must say, it was by far the toughest ride we've done so far this year. She and I have 160 competition miles this summer and are hoping to get 300 miles before our season is over. For a fat ol' lady, I'm having a blast and suprising myself. I never dreamt at 47 I would learn how to ride and then go on 25 mile runs. This weekend was the first time my mare had done two 25 mile days in a row, though I had done two 30 milers over the 4th of July on her one day and then on my older gelding the next. She is one tired baby today! And my body hurts.....all over. Riding thru the wildflowers on Saturday. Waving at the photographer on Sunday.