HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE SHED DEFENDER? Me, neither! (No affiliation)
OK, first things first on this humpday… Have you seen the ‘Shed Defender’?!
This is a new product that covers your dog so that he won’t shed. Like, in your car or after you’ve vacuumed or maybe to just keep his coat clean when going outside.
I saw this and cracked up, but then thought, “Hey, I could use one of those…!”
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT JELLY BEAN, THE MINI, WHO COMPETED IN ENDURANCE THIS SUMMER?!
I read in THE TRAIL RIDER magazine about Jelly Bean, the mini who competed in the Hat Creek Hustle 25 mile endurance ride!
She ran with a human along side of her and her owner, Elicia Kamberg, on a horse.
The story also says that Jelly Bean was rescued at an Oregon auction to be a traveling partner… but after taking Jelly out on a few rides as a companion, Kamberg realized that Jelly could keep up with the fit horses. After 2 years of conditioning, Jelly was ready!
HERE IS THE STORY!
Smartsville, where Jelly lives, is very near our home in Grass Valley! Who knew?! If I still lived there, I’d go interview her!
Completing one of the American Endurance Ride Conference’s rides can be quite an accomplishment for any horse, but for Wee B Jelly Bean, it was a truly heartwarming athletic achievement. Because Jelly is a miniature horse, and her completion at the Hat Creek Hustle 25-mile ride in Northern California was the first of a kind. Jelly’s owner, Elicia Kamberg of Smartsville, California, discovered there is nothing in the organization’s rules that requires the horse to be ridden during the competition, so after two years of prep and conditioning, Jelly competed being lead by ultra-marathoner Cyd Ross who was on foot! Her ride time was 5:21 for the ride and she got good scores from the vets and pulsed in easily at the finish! Jelly Bean was a rescue who was fairly wild and not people-friendly when Elicia first got her to be a traveling companion to her Arabian endurance horse. Now this mighty mini mare is so fit that she likes to lead rides and not let big horses pass her! Photos by Bill Gore and Elicia Kamberg
MORE PHOTOS OF JELLY and a video of her TRAINING!
In one of the stories, they linked to Jelly’s owner and a You Tube channel.
Click here to watch this fun video of peppy Jelly out in front while training!
FUN FUN FUN!
DECEMBER BUCKET FUND! The 23 mustangs are almost all saved! 9 are adopted! We just have 14 in holding and we need board/time to place them! This is going so well! Please help us secure the future of the remaining 14! The amount needed is $2100 and we have $1405! We can do this!
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