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!!!

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

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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.

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Me and Koda.

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Me and Zeus.

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

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Sam and his model.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Winnie and Sugarcoat went along the bottom of the rocks.

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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.

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

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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.

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