Saturday, April 14, 2007

Jody Rogers-Buttram and Petit Jets Aries

Name: Jody Rogers-Buttram
Weight Division: Fat LW
Home: Hillsboro, Alabama

Background info: Graduated highschool in 1984, attended The University of North Alabama, graduated with a degree in Professional Geography and minor in Marketing. Graduated with the highest GPA for my major. Worked for a software company doing computer utility mapping (GIS) for 6 years, then moved to the City of Moulton as their GIS mapping manager and Building Inspector. Recently became certified in Building Inspection.

How many 100's have you done? Started 38 and finished 30 to date.Total Mileage: 12,035 miles

Your background with horses. Been riding since about 3 yrs. old. Grew up showing hunter/jumpers, trail riding and fox hunting. Starting endurance as a jr. in 1979. Started training horses as a teenager, trained for other people, and have started/trained all the horses that I have ever competed on, and raised most of them. Attended Oklahoma Horseshoeing School and worked as a farrier for the public for roughly 15 years, beginning around 1986. Been doing nothing but endurance since.

Profession: GIS mapping manager and Building Inspector

Horse's name: Petit Jets Aries
Owner: Jody Buttram
Age: 17

Breed: Arabian
Bloodlines: Very solid CMK breeding.
Sex: Mare
Height 15.1
Weight 920

Type shoes: pads? clips? How old will the shoes be on the ride day? St. Croix Eventer with clips, full Luwex pads packed with Equipak firm on all four feet. Shoes will have been on about 4 days.
Shoe or easyboot size: 0's on the front, 00's on the rear

Miles 1705 career miles
Years competing: 6
Type of saddle: Orthoflex Type Pad None, only booties

Crupper or breastcollar? Both

Protective Boots: Brush boots.

Type girth: Fleece backed dressage girth
Will you be riding with a heart monitor? Yes

Background info: Didn't start endurance until the age of 11. What is this horse like? Poor dumb thing, she is very willing to please, but no fun at VC's. Likes her buddies way too much. Very smooth, and has an awesome reaching canter. This canter is a hand gallop for most other horses.
Goal for the ride: Completion at least middle of the pack.
First completion? No, this horse has done this ride twice, once with me (win and BC last year) and once with Angie McGhee.
Possible time frame? ?
Have you completed this course before? Yes, twice

Explain your electrolyting proceedure...brand, frequency. She gets only Lyte Nows, and will also get BCAA's at VCs.
What do you feed? Omelene 100, beet pulp and this horse gets Purina Senior feed too. Turn out on grass at home, with Coasta Burmuda hay, feed choice salt and minerals, Vitamin E/Selenium supplements and MSM. Legend injection the week of a ride.

What will you be feeding at the vet check? Dumoor Horse cookies, carrots, Apples, raisins, grain, grass, grass hay and Alafalfa hay, beet pulp mixed with warm water and anything else she will eat.

photo credit: Genie Stewart-Spears

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