We love hearing about everything you’ve been up to while on your #Hack1000Miles journey, because a lot goes on!
With winter looming, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to have a little look back at some of the fab things we saw you get up to during the summer to help keep us motivated for the colder months ahead.
1 Fun for all the family
Teri Anne Morgan recently rode out with family members spanning four generations. There is 75 years between nine-year-old Travis and his great-gran Pat.
“We had a ball,” says Teri.
2 Cause for celebration
We’re on board with any excuse to eat cake, and Graham Parton from Team Patchwork Ponies deserved it for reaching the 100-mile marker after coping with numerous injuries and periods of box rest.
“We plan to have another wee celebration when we reach the 500-mile, halfway mark,” says Graham.
3 Pizza pit stop
Liz Roskell had the perfect finish to her ride around a local park when she stopped off for pizza.
“Unfortunately it’s a mobile van and he was only there for a trade event,” says Liz. “I’d be the size of a house if he was there all the time!”
4 Surprise visitor
While visiting her grandchildren when out on a hack, Jeanette Woodrow’s gelding decided to take it upon himself to say a proper hello.
“Murphy was quite happy to put his head in the window to see them,” says Jeanette.
5 Double trouble
Gillian Kedzierski’s mount had to contend with a bridge and not one, but two, loose cows while hacking. Luckily, Gillian’s horse wasn’t fazed.
“Joey loves them,” she says. “He just walked past them and over the bridge.”
6 Family commitment
During the orienteering section of her recent Trec competition, Terrin Mitchell’s partner carried their baby while she rode for eight miles. That way, Terrin could jump off and breastfeed when needed.
7 Surprise after the storm
“Storm Callum gave us a lovely surprise on our hack,” says Lesley Crook, referring to a fallen tree.
“My horse couldn’t believe her good fortune! She popped over it like it was a cross pole.”
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