Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I've been riding every day to get ready for the Mustang Club camping trip this weekend.  We even got Scout out (finally) for some refresher work.  He didn't do real well on day one, but I rode him twice yesterday and he did a lot better.  I still don't know if he'd be ready for the hubub and strangeness of a camping trip though.

The only reason I'm even considering taking Scout is that Tonka is bad off with his EPSM.  I was really disappointed when I found him pretty uncomfortable yesterday, with all the muscles in his hind end fairly firm.  I hope he's 100% improved today but there's really no reason to think he'd improve that fast.

I even considered getting Bella out and seeing how she does.  She's a little more level-headed than Scout is, but she's been lame, so she probably couldn't go.  I don't know what I'm going to do, but I don't want to go horse camping without a horse and get left behind in camp while everyone else rides.  If my family was coming with me we could at least go hiking, but we can't figure out who'd take care of the critters while we're away.  So...  We'll see.

Katia even went riding with me the other day.  It was fun to have company.  Old Soxy did pretty well.  We had to stop and let her breathe sometimes but other than that she seemed very happy to get out and do something.

In case anyone is looking - I'm selling the nice lightweight Fabtron saddle I bought last month for $215.  I need to buy supplements for Tonka and it doesn't make sense to keep it.  I love the saddle, it's so light and comfortable, but I don't really need it - maybe you do? 

I can't believe how much sun we've had!  I love it.  And now I'm off to enjoy some more of it.  Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Linda said...

So many horses and none to ride--that should be our motto! Maybe we should just accept our fates and become the camp cooks and trailhead guards! ;)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! I hope it works out that you'll have a healthy, level-headed horse to ride for the Mustang Camp.

Awww...looks at ol' Soxy. Such a sweetie. Probably likes still being included, too.


Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Linda, Seriously, it'd be laughable if it wasn't so sad. Maybe you have the right idea. Or maybe take up hiking instead...

Lisa, I think you're right, Soxy does seem to really enjoy getting out, even if it isn't easy for her anymore. She's such a sweetie.