well here i am after months of not logging in. i have been conditioning my mare annabelle to return to endurance. its been hot. 2 other riders are working hard with me. we've ridden near 300 miles during this hot time of july and august. planning a 30 mile ride september 9. last week we attempted a practice run and made 27. annie didnt eat when we stopped and she pooped out with the heat. she had a cold and i think a slightly elevated temperature and it was tooo much. she is almost over the cough, we rode 15 today. awesome day! absolutely awesome! when we arrived back to the trailers at the parking area of Laurel Hill Lake our trailer was blocked in. we had to drive around in the grown up area to get out but no harm, we made it. note to self, park headed out next time at the front of the line.