Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Rider Creates A Little Magic With Her Endurance Horse

Winchesterstar.com - Full Article

Posted: January 26, 2016
The Winchester Star


Putting 5,000 miles on your car is not something to boast about.

But covering 5,000 miles on horseback is something only a few people can claim, and Clarke County resident Kim Lyttle is among them.

“I’ve done it all,” Lyttle said about equine competitions. “English, Western, dressage, barrel racing.”

But her favorite, for the past decade, has been “me and my horse, having a long trail.”

They’ve managed to win a few top awards, too.

Lyttle, 62, and her Appaloosa gelding, Khan’s Magic Piper, have hit the 50,000-mark on the odometer, tackling mostly 50-mile trail segments in endurance-ride competitions over the past nine years.

In 2006 and 2015, the pair took reserve champion in the National Appaloosa Endurance Ride, a competition specifically for the breed of horse that Lyttle rides...

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