I've been looking forward to going to Horse Camp for weeks, and finally the weather cooperated.
Now that we're down to three horses, I can take the whole household with me in one trip. Here are my three redheads settling in.
That evening we took the horses for a hike, then the next day we did it again, but saddled them in case we wanted to ride.
I look behind me:
I look ahead of me:
My good horse gave each of the kids a ride when they got footsore.
I was pleasantly surprised at how well he did with Katia. They were a good team.
They slept tied up for two nights, and they stood tied a lot during the day too. It was a difficult learning experience for Scout. He actually managed to walk under the rail at one point, which I didn't think that was possible. He danced and fidgeted a lot, but by the end of the trip he was standing like an old bored pro. I was a little worried about Bella because she can't lock her knees to sleep standing up, but she didn't try to lay down as far as I could tell, and she didn't seem overly tired.
You should have seen them when we left this morning. They all loaded right up, eager to be getting out of there. When we got home they had a good roll and then ran and snorted and shook off all the stress of the camping trip. Now they're all laying in the pasture having a nice nap.
We saw two elk with a baby, a tiny baby bunny right at our feet, a gigantor caterpillar, a silly grouse, and lots of butterflies. The horses don't like butterflies, but the butterflies like them.
Tonka's little friend: