Endurance Riding

Nov 17 2013

30 Miles of Lake Sonoma

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Lake Sonoma
By Jakob Gregory

My mom and I went to Lake Sonoma for an endurance ride. We rode thirty miles. The ride started at 8:30 in the morning. It was cold, so we wore our jackets. At the start of the ride, our horses were crazy. They just wanted to run! Asali, my mom’s horse, was trying to buck my mom off every time my mom tried to slow her down.

The first part of the ride was single track. There was a gorgeous view of the lake. Then the trail took us under a tunnel of Manzanita trees. About 8 miles into the ride, a photographer was on the trail taking pictures of riders. Two hours later, we got to the vet check for our hour break. It was 11:11. My horse was fine, but my mom’s horse was a little lame. After the vet re-checked Asali, the vet said she could keep going.

After our break, we went out on the trail for the last 12 miles. The trail was beautiful! There were trees that looked like they had hair. The last part of the trail was a HUGE hill we had to go up. My mom and I finished the ride. It was a lot of fun! I hope to go back next year.


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4 Responses to “30 Miles of Lake Sonoma”

  1. Lynn Ingramon 18 Nov 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Hello Jakob ~

    Thank you for such a detailed description that made for such a very pleasant read. I felt like I was on the ride with you, and am very glad Beauty and Asali both checked good for the remainder of the ride.

    When I was younger, I had a horse named Candy that always wanted to run. She was a barrel racer and thought every time I got on her, she had to beat her previous time! She was a good friend.

    Have a great day,
    Lynn Ingram

  2. Ann Byrnson 19 Nov 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Great story, Jake! Wish I had the chance to go along. I think Winnie could do about half that ride, ha ha. Love, Granny

  3. Sharonon 21 Nov 2013 at 7:36 pm

    You are living the dream, how wonderful to be able to have a horse and know how to ride like you do.
    Love, Aunt Sharon

  4. Brenon 25 Nov 2013 at 6:18 am

    Thanks for sharing your riding adventures, Jake! Your story reminded me of being a kid and how frisky our horses would act for the first snow of the year. It was thrilling! Love you guys!

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