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First Camping Trips

Posted by greygelding , 17 October 2017 - - - - - - · 234 views

It occurred to me that Mayo was the only horse that had been in a pack it in camping trip. I decided that Aspen would be the first even though she would require the most preparation. I rode her around the arena then brought out some camping equipment to see what she needed work on. We never made it past an empty canteen. I placed a large empty canteen...


Aspen Continued

Posted by greygelding , 16 October 2017 - - - - - - · 224 views

Each day I would head for her corral and she would retreat to the far end. I would approach her , wait until she was receptive, give her a treat, and then just walk away. I would sit for awhile in her stall then come out and brush the parts she would allow. I then would return to my chair and she would watch me work on my computer from a distance. Progres...


M P Aspen

Posted by greygelding , 16 October 2017 - - - - - - · 286 views

The more emotionally I became invested in Mayo brought Pam to the conclusion that when his time came it would be a tough time for me which would make it a tough time for her as well. While a heathy boy he was no spring chicken. Through a bit of hinting from her I finally came up with the idea of obtaining a replacement while he was still with us. While...


Shar Takes a Trail Ride

Posted by greygelding , 04 October 2017 - - - - - - · 278 views

The Saturday after her arrival I couldn't wait to try out the new toy. The previous owner and her trainer had no interest in risking life and limb on that fiery girl so she had never been ridden. I on the other hand, lacking in common sense, couldn't wait to hop on board. She stood still for me to mount and I started with the simple things like go and...


Shar Tahl AE

Posted by greygelding , 02 October 2017 - - - - - - · 231 views

Begonia is a sweet mare and a wonderful riding horse but we like a bit more from our horses. We like personal interaction and really appreciate it in out hour of need. There was a huge void in our lives as Tess was our last link to our original herd, and Begonia had no idea what to do. It was a numbness that seemed without end and one evening as I was...



Posted by greygelding , 02 October 2017 - - - - - - · 142 views

Returning home on a Sunday evening, after an event at Varian Arabians, we went straight up to the boarding stable before heading home. I went up to feed Mayo his evening grain while Pam attended to Tess and Begonia. I was finishing as I heard, "MICHAEL, COME HERE QUICK!" I hurried down took a quick look and saw Tess peacefully eating while Pam was stan...


Begonia on the Trail

Posted by greygelding , 02 October 2017 - - - - - - · 174 views

The next weekend I decided to take Begonia on the trail. Pam was working so it would just be Begonia and I heading out to Point Reyes. I hooked up the trailer, loaded the riding gear, and led her down to the trailer. She apparently was happy with her new accommodations and had no desire to get into another trailer for another long trip anywhere. Despi...

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