Warming up and getting ready for the start. I didn't have an endurance saddle yet at the time, so I used my western saddle. I also didn't have a lightweight helmet yet either - so my thick old jumping lid with the bright floral covering had to work. I got more funny comments over that helmet...
Early spring winds..... The horses were getting over their winter whoolies and were rearing to go! Craig and I camped inside our trailer at night and felt like we were going to freeze to death. We were sleeping with with our clothes and coats on as well as a huge comforter on top, and awoke to a layer of frost on the ceiling of the trailer. It snowed just a little during the race too. It was really cold up there!
End of the race. I loosened the cinch and walked Nettie across the finish line. It was a great first ride. =:)