Back to the core group, just the two horses to feed, and the good old donkeys.
I haven't decided what to do for a riding horse. I could save up and buy a broke horse. I could adopt a colt from Bella and Scout's herd management area in a couple weeks if I can get my mustang pen rebuilt in time. Or I could once again try riding Bella. Maybe there is a supplement out there that would actually work. Turmeric? Maybe if I just get out and ride some trails I'll find she only stumbles on the flat (unlikely) or if I get her fit, maybe she'll be ok.
We took them out yesterday for a short ride/hike. John needs to start riding his horse so they''ll know each other well enough to be my babysitters when I start riding another horse. He finally settled on a pair of riding boots (he's hard to fit) so he should be good to go for lots of riding now.
Bella is pretty unflappable in the woods. :)
I like this pic of Scout from a ride last week:
I wasn't sure how he'd like the flapping orange flagging tape, but it was no biggie. And he actually looks kind of dapper in blaze orange, unlike the rest of us.