I added two hours to Candy’s Thoroughbred Recreational Riding Incentive Program log after Opening Hunt, which meant that we’d officially reached the first award level TRRIP offers! I mailed in my reporting form last week and am eagerly awaiting my patch.
Candy and I have explored many of Oklahoma’s trails this year!
This year, Candy and I have been out to Mohler Ranch, Keystone Lake, Oologah Lake, Flint Creek Farm, Lake Carl Blackwell and the Gilcrease Expressway easements. Flint Creek Farm (where we foxhunt) is the farthest away at just over 90 miles east of where we live. The easements along the Gilcrease Expressway are the closest- they’re only about ten miles south of us.
I’m glad to live in an area with many public lands available for equestrian use. Most places don’t charge a fee for use and almost all have excellent amenities like big parking areas and water spigots. The trails at most parks are well-maintained and safe- perfect for getting a green horse out and about!
The next award level is at 100 hours, and I’m already thinking of where we should ride for the next 75 hours. Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area in Tulsa is definitely on my list (although I’ll have to take a brave friend with me, as this is a popular spot for mountain biking). I’d love to go back to Lake Carl Blackwell and meet up with Allie of Rocking E Cowgirl for another trail ride. And of course we’ll spend more hours at Flint Creek Farm foxhunting. I’m glad the Thoroughbred Incentive Program offers such a neat awards program for recreational riding!