I leave tomorrow for the NATRC competitive trail ride in Alabama. I’m taking Heidi and hoping we can complete 18 miles. The obstacles may not go well at all, but if I can finish an 18 mile ride on the Heidi monster, it will be damn near a miracle and I’ll be stoked.
My winter hay was delivered this morning and while I waited on it, I loaded up all my gear. In competitive trail, you’re judged on the safety of your camping set up as well as your ride, so I had to figure out how to set up all my gear. Some people use corral panels but I’ll be tying her to the trailer, so I have to figure out how to set up her hay and water so she doesn’t dump or get tangled in anything. I’ll post pics after the ride of how I did it and how I scored on that part.
I installed nifty lights in the tack compartment of my trailer. My husband bought them on Amazon but only used two, so I got the rest.
They run on 3 AAA batteries and they stick to the trailer with 3M tape. You can attach them direct or stick them in a holder that allows you to pivot them. I chose the holder. I’ll let you know how bright they are after this weekend.
I’m excited to try a new sport and spend all weekend with my horse. I have dabbled in everything from hunters to western dressage, but never really found my niche. Maybe this will be it. Wish me luck!