January 5th, 2012 4:44 PM by Cat Moe
Well, I have to say…2011 was a great year…and it ended up with a bang, both in Real Estate and in my personal life pursuits.
Death Valley Encounter:
Tom Paris and his horse “Linus”, my horse “Agape”, and myself headed to Death Valley on Thursday morning. The weather looked incredible and it was an indication of what to expect for the remainder of our trip. Temps were in the high 60's to mid 70's, no wind, sunny….stunningly beautiful…with some of the most beautiful skies in the evening.
Both of our horses were attempting their first 50 mile ride after having completed a 30 mile Limited Distance ride at the Buck Snort Challenge at Warner Springs last month.
Our horses gave us everything from a perfect controlled start, to a flawless ride the entire day. Their recoveries at the mid-way vet check were excellent, and they never gave us any sings of slowing down. As well as they looked throughout the ride, is how they continued to look after the ride. Eating, drinking, and looking alert.
This was also Tom’s first 50 mile endurance ride…and he now officially is an “Endurance Rider”. His hard work in joining me on a regular basis on a diligent training schedule, has paid off. Completing his first 50 was a milestone – but it was just the tip of the iceberg. It’s always such a pleasure when you see a talented horseman who truly loves his horse and this sport. Welcome Tom !!! After the ride I could just see his wheels spinning…not sure if he believed that he had just gotten thru riding 50 miles with a healthy and happy horse.
As I previously posted on my website, www.MoeInvestments.com, it has been extremely busy this year right through the holidays. I thought I was safe in planning a 50 mile endurance ride at Death Valley between Christmas and New Years as this is often the slow time. Well (and I’m saying this with appreciation), I was showing property until Thursday morning right before I left for a one-day 50 in Death Valley, and continued showing property right thru New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and 2012 seems to be starting off just as enthusiastically.
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