27 years later, I've not only reached that 1000 miles, but have achieved it with five different horses (among several others who didn't make it that far) . And, I've done it twice over with this special 'pony', who along with lugging me around for 2000 miles (1000 CTR, 1000 endurance), has also gotten me thru four 1-day 100s after thinking I'd never get thru one -- including OD & VT in the same year. He has also earned two reserve champions and a grand champion in 3 of his 4 3-day 100s!
Many of you know we had a rocky start to our partnership, but I stuck with him and that perserverance has paid off. And we're still working out bugs, so I can't wait to see where he takes me next!