SparkPeople Hot-2-Trot Saddle Club for Trail Riders Team Messageboard H2TSC is for those who love trail riding with Horse or Mule, & have a desire to improve their fitness & health for a more pleasant experience. But anyone with an equine passion can join! SparkPeople Hot-2-Trot Saddle Club for Trail Riders Team Messageboard 30 Day Rider Fitness Challenge Hello fellow riders. I wanted to start this thread to invite you to join this challenge. 30 days to becoming a better rider... No horse required! I have also posted this challenge in the Trail Riding for Fitness forums in hopes to get more people to try it. I plan to begin the challenge on Jan. 29, 2017 and finish by the end of February. Please join me! This is a personal challenge - not a competition, so do all that you can do and feel great about it! I completed this challenge last year... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 11:44:01 EST New member Hi, my name is Brandi - live in Bartlesville, OK. I have 2 Missouri Foxtrotters... Chief and Scout...we just ride for pleasure - no shows... recently went to our first 3 day clinic and Chief and I learned a lot... <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:38:34 EST New here Hello, I think I did this on the wrong thread...oops! Here goes again, my name is Melissa and I am a stay at home mom. My husband and I and 2 of our kids (3 step=children are grown) live on our family farm. We have 4 awesome appaloosa horses and love to trail ride as much as possible. My app is called Apache and he is just wonderful. I am thrilled to find a support group of fellow horse lovers! I can't wait to get started chatting! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 11:51:41 EST fly spray????????? It's fly season again. They are biting really bad. Does anyone have anything that they have used that REALLY works? My horses have spent the last few days just stomping the dang things all day long. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jun 2014 19:05:32 EST Healthy Holiday Survival Guide "Tips for a Healthier Holiday Season <BR> <BR> Don't let your wellness fall by the wayside this winter! These tips, recipes and workouts will help you stay healthy and motivated all the way until spring." <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e_center.asp?id=5 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:38:49 EST Few More Spark Changes Per Coach Tanya: <BR> <BR> This morning we launched a slightly redesigned version of the nutrition tracker. The changes entail: <BR> <BR> 1) An overall visual redesign. We simplified the colors, and a few other things. The goal was to better match the redesigns recently launched on pages like our homepage and Start page. <BR> <BR> 2) As part of the redesign, we moved a few things around the page: <BR> - The biggest is that the water tracker, Tracker Options, and Daily Feedback buttons were... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:10:47 EST Hi guys, new member here to get into shape so I can ride and not hurt myself or my horse! Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:43:19 EST 26 Fitness Experts Share 3 Best Weight Loss Tips Fantastic Compilation of Helpful Tips! <em>345</em> <BR> <BR> From Coach Calorie: <BR> "I reached out to numerous PhDs, nutritionists, TV hosts, fitness pros, celebrity trainers, influential bloggers, authors, and personal trainers and asked them to share their 3 best weight loss tips. They didn’t disappoint. <BR> <BR> Below you will find a small section dedicated to each fitness expert that includes a picture, a short bio, and their 3 best weight loss tips. I encourage you to click th... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:16:34 EST Changes coming! Brand New SparkPeople Experience! "Introducing a Brand New SparkPeople Experience!" <BR> <BR> Starting on Monday, October 21, 2013 <BR> <BR> "So what's changing? Your SparkPeople "Start" page. Members of SparkPeople know this page well since it's the page you see every time you log in to your SparkPeople account. That page has undergone a few changes over the years, but none are going to have as big of an impact as this one. The page is laid out in a completely new way, and even has some brand-new features!" <BR> <BR> <li... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 09:02:29 EST 4 Bodyweight Exercises to Tone Your Butt 4 Bodyweight Exercises to Tone Your Butt <BR> Take 7 Minutes to Reshape Your Rear <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Certified Personal Trainer <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1947 </link> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:21:32 EST September Fitness Minute Leaders 1)  SILENTPAWZ 3,382 <BR> 2)  MEMORIES7 3,120 <BR> 3)  SOAPSTRESS1 2,507 <BR> 4)  OREGONET 2,432 <BR> 5)  GOPINTOS 1,565 <BR> 6)  GONTYNA 1,248 <BR> 7)  ABRYANT1979 1,201 <BR> 8)  NEECOLE09 546 <BR> 9)  SALLYCECILIA 525 <BR> 10)  OCONLEY1 442 <BR> 11)  RAKASHA 400 <BR> 12)  FUNONTHERUN 321 <BR> 13)  SJSS64 78 <BR> 14)  ROSEN72 30 <BR> 15)  MORGANSMOM52 26 <BR> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 16:58:30 EST 30 New Emoticons! From SP: <BR> "Our Tech folks put up about 30 new emoticons today, based on some of the most popular suggestions you've given. <BR> <BR> Enjoy!" Wed, 2 Oct 2013 15:57:35 EST How's Your Summer Going? Tell us what you have been doing this summer! <BR> <BR> <em>502</em> <em>342</em> <em>313</em> <em>256</em> <em>332</em> <em>260</em> <em>379</em> <em>376</em> <em>218</em> <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> We'd love to hear all about it! Fri, 9 Aug 2013 09:35:27 EST Thank you for the invite :) Single mom of two here, well...Three if we include my Standardbred mare ;) Looking forward to meeting new friends along the journey. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:29:29 EST Team Photo Hey gang! <BR> <BR> If you have a photo from one of your trail rides that you would like to share as the "team photo", just send it to me and I will rotate it in! <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Melinda <BR> <BR> Oh, send it to <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 08:10:24 EST Our Team Leaders! Please drop by and let our leaders know how much we appreciate them! <BR> <BR> MEMORIES7 - (Rose) helps out with welcomes, among other things! <BR> <link><BR>MORIES7 </link> <BR> <BR> OREGONET - (Ella) is helping us out with some Team Goals and Challenges! <BR> <link><BR>EGONET </link> <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 07:41:40 EST Calories & Horses Is anyone keeping track of the calories they spend working with their horses? I see on the Fitness Tracker that grooming, walking horses, and trotting all have calories assigned to them. I also saw that someone had used a heart rate monitor to track their caloric expenditure when grooming, saddling and riding in the arena. I haven't done that yet, but am thinking about it. I have a Fitbit Flex which tracks my steps and there certainly are a lot when going out to the pasture to get the hor... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 19:00:59 EST Special horses for Special People I am so excited. Special horses for Special People starts tomorrow. <BR> I love working it and being part of the excitement. <BR> You sould see all their faces. I cant wait <em>30</em> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 14:03:20 EST Hurt horse & a bandaging trick we want to share!!! I wrote this as a blog with the photos (one is nasty!) but I wanted to share with all the horsey people I know the bandaging system we used... We did this on another gelding and wish I would have came up with it for 2 others in our past... <BR> <BR><BR>_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377607 Tue, 4 Jun 2013 07:47:13 EST Weigh in day , if you care to share. That little gal on my ticker took a step backwards this week...up one pound... <em>386</em> <BR> I seem to have lost some of my discipline! I have to get a handle on this quickly... <BR> <BR> I reached my goal last week but I have set a new one..only 4 pounds but I need to focus! <BR> Tue, 14 May 2013 12:55:55 EST Happy Mother's Day I never took the plunge but I have a wonderful mom and I'd like to extend my best wishes to my Spark's family! Sun, 12 May 2013 09:23:57 EST too Many cards, not enough protein...every day :P Everyday it's the same... too many carbs; not enuf protein. <em>198</em> <BR> I know I know... <BR> It's my drinking habit....well partly; <BR> <em>33</em> no...not booz...SODA and TEA <em>262</em> <BR> <BR> But how to add in the protien....Will do the avocado smoothies the rest of the week, though they have no protein. After looking at how many calories an egg has... yikes... I think maybe not a good call for me. <em>39</em> what to do, what to do. I often have a salad a... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:28:36 EST Late night hunger? Been getting up early, having my ph balanced smoothie, a great lunch... and worked out, did chores, and rode.... cooked for everyone else..... (gluten allergy so have to cook separtely for me), then by the time it is for me to eat.....I get over hungry (after all the working, and end of day kidstress) by the time it is for me to eat! :( I have changed my routine to ride more, it feels like I need to be diligent to push things back a few hours- ride sooner etc.... but then we all have those d... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:35:42 EST Creative Home Riding Been kinda confined to riding at home. We got radical with the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace program and part of being committed to being debt free...all but the house, and then the house! As part of getting intense with the program, Jim sold his motorcycle and I sold my trailer... so part of the adventure is riding around the house (sometimes litterally) though I have taken this time to spend time with my kids and horses at the same time. Did you know you can still pull a sled through t... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:22:14 EST Just bought my baby, Franie! Hi! This is mostly "history" on Frankie and I. I lost my job 5 years ago due to an advancing disability and lost her because I couldn't afford her anymore. Over the years, I've searched for her but always came up empty. I lived in the Cincinnati area when I lost her. After 5 years spent in PA and KY, I ended up back here. I was approved for disability just 1 month ago. There was a little back pay so I went searching for a horse because I'm the kinda gal who is only half a person withou... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 08:44:16 EST Horse Treat Recipes From my local Saddle Club: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>htm </link> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:39:28 EST Fly Spray Recipes From my local Saddle Club: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pes.htm </link> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:38:13 EST Be a Team Leader If anyone would like to come on board in the capacity of a team leader, just let me know <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Some areas I would like to see covered are: <BR> Welcomes <BR> Blog Visitor <BR> Birthday Wishes <BR> Fitness Points <BR> <BR> And/Or any other area you would like :) Mon, 8 Apr 2013 12:35:28 EST Your favorite training resource I saw that this whole section has not been started yet so I thouht we could start sharing what we have found helpful. <BR> My favorite resources are the online magazine "Horses for Life", unfortunately a little expensive, but you can read some articles for free. <BR> Also I have found this forum to be very supportive and extremely informative on all issues relating to horse health and training. It is not about dressage in the traditional sense at all as the title might suggest. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 11:53:16 EST Trail Riding Vacation Plans? Anyone have anything coming up, like maybe a vacation with your horse? <BR> <BR> I have a trail ride on the weekend of April 13. A mini-vacation I guess :) I havent decided yet to go down with one girlfriend on a Friday and stay all weekend, or wait and go down with another girlfriend on Saturday morning. <BR> <BR> It is a saddle club ride. We go to Panther Creek every spring, as the dogwoods are beautiful! (also because PC is big enough w/enough parking and overnight facilities to acco... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 13:30:26 EST Progress Report - Weekly Weigh-In & NSV Report here! Sun, 31 Mar 2013 11:21:15 EST