Horse Camp (Continued)

So, I finally sat down to write about horse camp. I downloaded most of the pictures from The Promised Land Camp’s Facebook page, so they aren’t the best quality.

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Tacking up Marshmallow on the first day. I was one of the first people done tacking up, so I just kind of wandered around helping other people.

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Hangin’ out with Shilo.

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Riding in the arena. I can’t remember exactly what we were doing here… It rained a LOT at camp, so we kind of had to ride in between the rain. We weren’t allowed to canter which was a huge bummer for me.

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Tacking up Licorice on the second day. Licorice is an okay horse, but boy is he lazy! I was trying to do a pattern with him, and he skipped most of it and headed towards the other horses who were at the other side of the arena!

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We also took our horses up to a small obstacle course in the woods by our cabin. We didn’t take the horses over the bridge because of how slippy it was, but we did walk them through a tarp filled with water and pull tires with them. I got licorice to pull two! I had a report from the boy who rode Marshie up to the obstacle course, and he said the Marshmallow refused to go in the water until she was lead through it. I kind of saw that coming because of how she avoided the water in the arena.

Trail rides!

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The last day after a trail ride around the camp we had a little fun show.

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We did pretty good. I can’t remember why it broke. Thankfully I was matched with someone who rode a horse of the same size.


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Other stuff:

I’ve been jumping!!!


Me riding Zeus. If you guys want to see a video of me jumping, let me know in the comments.


Before I was riding Zeus for jumping, I rode Koda. He isn’t the best for cantering jumps, which is why I switched to Zeus. However, this coming Friday is my last lesson at the Y so I’m going to ride Sam one last time.


Me and Koda.


Me and Zeus.


I don’t think you guys have ever met Larry, my instructors dog. (Well, Annalee, you have)


Sam and his model.


I still have to get one with Koda and Abelard with their models, but I might wait until next summer.

Scroll over a picture to find the horse’s name.

One more thing!

I went to Philadelphia on a missions trip!


Thanks for sticking with me through this entirely too long post. See you in the next post!


A Relaxing Trail Ride

Before I jumping into Horse Camp over the next few days, I wanted to share some pictures I took around the beginning of July.


Winnie and the girls decided to explore the property and meet up at the creek around lunch time.


Erika took Molly Sue over the rocky pass close behind Lucy. I think they look rather pretty on the rocks.


Like I said before, she wasn’t far behind Lucy on Teddy Bear. They, too, took the rocky pass however Lucy wanted to stay closer to the woods.


Taylor, riding Starlight, and Amber, riding Luna, went through a meadow-y area along another section of the woods.


Jen, being herself, arrived at the creek first with Dallas.


Winnie and Sugarcoat went along the bottom of the rocks.


After they met up at the rocks, the girls let their horses take a drink while they talked about what they hope to do the rest of this summer.


Starlight being Starlight started splashing in the creek like a foal. The girls had quite a laugh about it.


I do believe that Luna enjoyed the water the most.

Also on that day, I was able to capture some pictures of some local wild horses.

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They were spotted at the same creek that Jen and the girls had met at earlier.

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It was adorable to see the foals splashing around in the same creek that Starlight had kicked up her heels in previously that day.

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The girls saw these horses on their way back to the barn and decided that the palomino mare was the prettiest. At least Taylor did.

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Winnie thought the leopard Appaloosa and her blanket Appaloosa were the prettiest thought Jen strongly disagreed, saying that were no match for Hotspot and her foals.

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The little Buckskin foal was a hit with her teasing at the other foals.

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Amber, Erika, and Lucy agreed that the lead stallion was the prettiest. They loved how magnificently he stood on the ledge and watch over his mares and foals.

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The girls also spotted one of the mares’ and her foal running towards the creek.