Kentucky Die Hards November 2014 photos by Peter Demott here:
The weather turned out great for the Kentucky Die Hards Endurance Ride at the Shake Village, November 22, 2014. Although it was in the teens earlier in the week, on the day of the ride it got into the upper 50s.
Entire Families Join the Fun
We always talk about how to get more people involved in endurance riding. This can certainly be a family sport. I have several videos from the vet check to share before you get to the photo gallery link below. Also find this group in the photo gallery below. Each junior rider has a sponsor rider who is older riding with them. I think that some of the grand parents helped to pit crew for the kids and brought them donuts and drinks at a nearby picnic table. The ponies were adorable and quite well-behaved.
Great weather for the riders, a bit warm for some of the very furry horses
Although it was very cold the week prior the Kentucky Die Hards Endurance Ride at Shaker Village, the day of the ride warmed up significantly into the high 50s.
Furry and Some Hot Horses
The temperatures were great for the riders, but a bit warm for some of the very furry horses. All the horses were extra furry because of the cold weather of the last several weeks and several horses were pulled from the competition at the vet checks due to slow recovery times and possible dehydration concerns. Several were tubed with electrolytes and did just fine. With temps in the upper 50s and a nice breeze most of the day, some horses just got a bit too hot and with some you could not even see that they were sweating due to their winter coats...