Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Catching Up

I'm procrastinating, so I guess it's a good time for a blog post. I often consider ending the blog, but I guess I'm not ready to commit to that yet. One of these days maybe I'll pick it up more regularly again.

Anyway, we've been having lots of fun hiking, riding, and recently we even went horse  camping. That was a tough one, because it was the first time since Tonka had his accident while we were camping and ended up having to be euthanized. Scout was a very good boy on the high line though, and we all made it through unscathed.

The necessary pictorial evidence:


Bella did great on a 10 mile hike up and down a mountain. It was her first time with the panniers. She's one of the good ones.

Almost to the top:

 A nice long snack break before heading back down:

Another good hike & ride. John really enjoys bringing Bella along. He's getting ready to climb Mt. Adams in a couple weeks.

Just a hike, no horses. I like my matched pair of dogs. :)

 Winston helped me put up some temporary fence. He's so cute.

Rolling in the grass in a tree cave. It was HOT that day.

Scout on the high line.

He was so good. Got worried about a bad bull and did some circling, but other than that was a quiet boy. (The bull punched a little hole in my
sister's pickup grill and kept her trapped in there for a while. Seems like a bad one to have running loose on public land.)

Too many cherries! Anyone want to help me pit them all?

Sometimes I think sunshine was created solely to shine on my horse's mane. We had a very relaxing evening ride a couple days ago.


Winston loves the donkeys. I don't know why. I worry that he wants to bite their noses, but he doesn't. They tolerate him.

I guess I don't have many Luc pictures. He's looking good! I wormed him with Quest and he has a lot of good grass to eat 24/7, and he shed out and put on a bunch of weight. He is actually slightly chubby right now. I'm loving his summer color. I should try to get some pictures today.

8 comments:

Kate said...

It's good to hear from you, and glad all is well.

Snipe said...

It has been a while since your last update and I was wondering how things were going. Good to see you're still out and about. Those cherries look fantastic!

It looks like you guys had a lot of fun on your camping trip. How many horses did you take? It's always fun to hear about your adventures and to read your commentary.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

We only took Scout, although we would have liked to take Bella too. My sister took her POA and my dad took his new horse. There were a lot of things that we didn't know about that new horse, which led to some stressful moments and need for creativity, but he has turned out to be good on the trail. He needs some work in other areas, but he's coming along and my dad is tickled with him.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

We only took Scout, although we would have liked to take Bella too. My sister took her POA and my dad took his new horse. There were a lot of things that we didn't know about that new horse, which led to some stressful moments and need for creativity, but he has turned out to be good on the trail. He needs some work in other areas, but he's coming along and my dad is tickled with him.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

We only took Scout, although we would have liked to take Bella too. My sister took her POA and my dad took his new horse. There were a lot of things that we didn't know about that new horse, which led to some stressful moments and need for creativity, but he has turned out to be good on the trail. He needs some work in other areas, but he's coming along and my dad is tickled with him.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

I have no idea why my comments always get posted so many times. The internet is a weird and wacky place.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

I have no idea why my comments always get posted so many times. The internet is a weird and wacky place.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

I have no idea why my comments always get posted so many times. The internet is a weird and wacky place.