Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cover Girl



Tuesday November 1 2011

That's my photo on the cover of this month's Endurance News magazine, of my friend Nance and her horse Jasbo (LJ Jasuur Haraka) during a vet check at our May Owyhee Fandango 100 miler.

Nance has over 8000 endurance miles, Jasbo has over 4200 miles (and he was bred by crick neighbors Rick and Carol of Lost Juniper Ranch!), and they have two Tevis buckles together. I rode Jasbo on his very first 50-mile endurance ride in Death Valley in 2005. I also remember him dumping me once while riding him around here when he was 4 or 5. I'm not sure if he's ever gotten Nance off, but he can still be a stinker! But a lovable one. And a tough one!

I thought it made a great picture, Jasbo eating contentedly while Nance took a little doze in the sunshine.

35 comments:

  1. I love hearing the stories behind photos I see in EN!

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  2. Way cool!! The photo does tell a great story and hearing the story behind the story is even better!

    Congrats!

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  3. Congrats on the cover! It's a great picture =)

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  4. Nice cover photo. You have a good eye and tell a fine story. Thanks for the happy thoughts.

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  5. I love this photo-a true "endurance"picture!

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  6. We've been needing a cover that shows endurance at its best :-)

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  7. hahahahah great one. :)

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  8. Congrats to u and Nance too!

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  9. Haaa, half way thru the 100

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  10. Great Pic. Can't wait to get my news in the mail.

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  11. Woohoo! And Nance as Cover Girl!

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  12. looks like a perfect vetcheck! ;) Sure wish they all had lovely green grass to stretch out on! :) :)

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  13. Great shot, Nance looks SOOOOO comfy, congrats

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  14. Congratulations-that is so cool!

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  15. We need an autograph party and poster sized reprints! You did good!

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  16. I saw that the minute it hit my mail box! How exciting! I am so happy for you. Great shot BTW

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  17. Congrats Merri...love the pic!

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  18. The ranch needs a great thank you shoutout too because wasnt that shot taken this year at the height of the virus epidemic and the owners still let us come.

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  19. The best cover to date !! Love it!

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  20. There's our Nance, doing what she loves ridding her pony.

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  21. Excellent cover shot Merri! I love it!

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