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Did everyone have a good weekend?? Mine was amazing. We got up to the campsite on Friday, managed to get in a 2 hour ride in the late afternoon. The trails were mountain trails and were challanging. Saturday we went back out for a 4 hour ride then hung out at the campsite the rest of the time. All together in our group there was 19 people and 11 horses camping together. We got home this am and I ended up going with my daughter and our friends for a 3 hour trail ride on a 900 acres state trail system near us. My daughter did great at the gymkhannas. At the first one she and her mare got Grand Champion for the day. She switch to her other mare for the 2nd gymkhanna and placed in a few events...but most important she had a fantastic time and chattered my ear off over it. I just love it when she tells me about horse stuff, she is like a little child on Christmas morning!!
It does sound like you had a great horse filled weekend. I took my 9 year old niece to her first show on my Welsh Pony and she came home with her first blue ribbon, it was exciting. It looks like she will have a fun summer with the pony and a bright future as a horse girl.
Tori...the camping trip was at 4th Lake...it is a NY state campground in Lake Luzurne NY. They have paddocks set up for the horses...we tented, though they do have showers, and facilities at this campground so it was all good. The trail ride on Sunday was at Rockwood, a 900 acre NYS perserve that is open to horses, hikers, and cross country skiers. Really looking forward to the trip at the end of July to Ceder River, it is a primative campground with nothing but outhouses and fire pits. Horse tie all night to trailer.
Shannon congratulations to your niece!! Bet she was on cloud nine!
Sounds fabulous Deborah thanks.
I've done a heap of trail riding in the beautiful Flinders Ranges here in South Australia and loved it. We slept in swags and would tie a long rope high up between 2 trees and attach the horses lead ropes to a swivell so they could walk around a bit. We would hobble when stopping for lunch.
We did 3 day rides and move from camp to camp. We all had saddle bags for carrying bits and pieces but also had a back up vehicle which would carry all our food/horses food, swags, camping equipment and extra tack and rugs.
I loved it and hope you continue to enjoy it!