Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Afternoon Horse Group by Allie Archer

This weekend our regular horse group is doing an extreme trail ride for a whole day! We'll be camping out with the horses the night before. The horses have been preparing for this by going on trail rides around the Bilgravs' property, jumping over fallen logs, and crossing water. Today CATS (day campers) are coming out to help keep the horses fresh by taking them on a short trail ride and helping give the horses baths to cool them off before the long trail ride this weekend. Yesterday was a jumpoff  where the boys kept raising the bar to see if my horse could jump over it at various heights, and we did jump over the 5th or 6th level of raising the bar (the height of a barrel). This is my first year leading horses by myself, so it's a learning curve for me. It's a lot of fun!

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