Sterling is finally back on the trail! We finished 2nd place at a NATRC ride in June, 2013. This was only his second ride and my 3rd. His P&R's were great and he did really well on the trail. I look forward to more rides this fall.
Descanso NATRC ride 6-13. Photo: Annie Libby
NATRC ride 5/14
NATRC novice ride 5/14
Sterling Silver and I finished our first NATRC ride - a 20 mile novice in October at Bonelli Park, CA. Sterling was relaxed and well mannered throughout the 2 days. 4 miles from the end my stirrup leather broke. He stood patiently while I tried to jimmie a lead rope to hold the stirrup onto the saddle even as several bicycles whizzed by less than 10 feet away. He finished the ride strong. My surprise was to come home with a 2nd in horsemanship and a 5th for horse! Look for us out on the trail! A big Thank You to Johnny Miller from Bones Ranch in helping me to prepare Sterling for the ride! I have since done 2 more NATRC rides with Sterling and hope to start AERC LD's with him in 2016!