Originally Posted by arrowsaway
My friends and I have been planning to take the horses camping this summer, but after reading your story I'm kind of afraid to tie them overnight...
I'm glad your boy is okay. Good deal on adding the knife to your gear.
I have some more camping trips plan for the summer. Some of them I am not sure if we will be able to get a stall. I am trying to come up with a back up plan so that I won't have to tie them up. The only thing that I feel comfortable about is put them in the horse trailer at night while we sleep. Has any other horse campers done it? What does others think about putting them in the horse trailer while you sleep only? That is if I can't get a stall. I am really concern about it now.
My horse is okay except for a scar over his eye. I am not sure how he got that. My husband thinks that I am worring to much but worring about your horse getting hurt takes the fun out of camping for me.
My sons agree with Joe4D they say that is the reason they go camping. They love it!!!! I enjoy seeing new trails and meeting new friends and seeing old friends. We love camping and trail riding. I guess you can say we live for it.
Thanks everyone for your well wishes for my horse. I still tremble to think what could have happen. I also found out it was a thirteen year old girl who was the one who took my horse to show him off. Her mother, (my best friend) gave her a very harsh lesson on respecting others property. I hope she has learned a valuable lesson. She has apologized to me several times but at first she let me believe that someone else had done it. I jumped all over the wrong person and they were so drunk they didn't know if they done it or not. The whole situation I have to look at as a valuable lesson and try not to hold a grudge. It is hard for me because my animals are like family members to me.
I may have to start a thread to fine out what to do with my horse when I don't have a stall when I am camping.......