I hauled Daatje an hour down to Topsfield, MA to meet one of my friends from the hunt. My friend has Morgans, so I knew we were in for a nice fast ride! Bradley is such a beautiful place to ride and on such a beautiful day as this, there were loads of people there, biking, walking, dogs, fellow horseback riders...
We covered 12 miles (most of it at a trot and canter) in 2 hours a 30 minutes. The Ground Control shoes were fabulous. Traction on *all* surfaces was killer. Mud, wet grass, rocky slides, no slipping at all on any of it. We even jumped a bunch of the fences and they stayed put, clinches tight. Horse felt simply amazing. Lofty, free, no tension in her shoulder muscles. Foot perfect.
So, one full week has gone by in these shoes and I've put a couple of good hard rides on them on mixed terrain and they are really holding up to their reputation. I'm still extremely pleased and have ordered a second pair to see if Daatje likes them on her hinds as well.
|My friend and her spicy Morgan mare|
|Taking a rest between directions, cantering around Moon Hill|
|This is Myopia Hunt territory.|
|Cornfields beside us|
|Horses in the pasture next to us cantered over to say "hello"|