Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
I used to do a good deal of camping with my horses and the way I prepared them was to simulate the way they would be at the campsite. I would string out a high line and simply tie them to it for increasingly longer periods of time. I would feed them on the line and pretty much do everything that I would expect to do when camping.
Your colt sounds like a horse with a good attitude but I would be careful with him considering his age. I don't think I would take a two year old on an extended trail ride. If you needed to go then I would limit his riding to about 2 or 3 hours per day for the 2 days then give him a few days off. Sometimes, when they are in such good condition and so willing, we forget how young they are and how their bones are still forming.
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