A lifestyle change from science in a city to a rural block.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Upper Corindi endurance ride SES support
This weekend my SES Corindi unit helped out with an endurance horse ride in Upper Corindi. We manned the checkpoints and counted the riders through and passed messages back to base (painfully as radio and telephone comms were intermittent). There were 3 withdrawals, one seemed quite serious as it needed IV fluids. Endurance riding isn't all about being first but getting your horse through without stressing it as the vet checks can disqualify you.
Here is my checkpoint for Sunday the main ride with checkpoint mate Ray - we had to be out there by 5am when the horses started, so the fire was first priority.