Desert Gold Prep!
|November 24, 2009||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
First things first.
Gundivvvvaaaa…….where are yoooouuuuuu? The cuteness that is to be yours will not arrive without an address…..as in physical address of your home! Or work. or PO box. Or neighbors house if you have decided I cannot be trusted. 🙂 The e-mail to send it to is [email protected]
I leave for Desert Gold on Thursday. Instead of leaving everything for the last minute, I have a PLAN! Yeah, like you didn’t see that coming. Me? Have a plan? Nah……
I use the same basic time lines and guidelines when preparing for all my rides:
Monday: Change the toe straps on the renegades.
- So now I have a bag full of perfectly decent toe straps, that were changed only because I wanted new straps for the ride. I guess I’ll just keep them?
- Start Electrolyting in her daily mash. Yes, I know that they don’t store up electrolytes, but I do want to make sure she is nice and hydrated before loading her in that trailer.
- Make sure the pad and girth I want to use is clean.
- Confirm I have the essentials in my ride box (which is kept in my trailer) – spare stirrups, saddle cover, crew bag, crew bag contents etc.
- My trailer also functions as my every day tack room so I don’t have to worry about packing my tack.
- Clean Farley’s pen
- Load up the trailer with feed (hay and beet pulp) and electrolyte supplies (syringes, caps, etc.)
- Do dishes
- Take out trash
- Vacuum and sweep (it’s so nice to come home to a clean and organized house!)
- Pack clothes
- Pack camping stuff
- Confirm I have batteries for camera and GPS
Thursday: Leave for the ride (don’t forget horse)
I’m excited! I did this ride for the first time last year and it was a great ride. I did break a stirrup half way through with no spare in the crew bag….
Work is extremely busy so my next post will probably be a report on the fun and wonderful time I had, how well my boots performed, what an incredible pony I have, and how sore I am from the ride because I have chosen to sleep in for the past 2 weeks instead of getting up and walking/running/anything physical.