I am leaving Monday to start moving into the camp I work at.
I've worked at a summer camp since 2007. This year I was promoted to program staff (basically, department managers) as head counselor and in charge of outside groups (we have groups that rent our facilities that are not otherwise associated with our camp itself).
Among other areas of activities, we have horses, so Abby and Kaja are being hauled across the state on Sunday by a friend/another member here. Abby has been to camp in 2011, but I was only there for 2 weeks last year due to other preoccupations so I didn't bother hauling her. Kaja has obviously not been there since I've only had her since October.
I wanted to take them both to a local show or two just for kicks because, from what I saw at the one I went to last year, I might have a shot because neither of my mares have a problem with rearing. (It was a really interesting experience..A yearling mini was the only one out of about 10 to successfully complete an in-hand trail horse without a blow up.) Buuut I will be out of town for every show scheduled.
We have some goals for the summer though. We have real hills at camp unlike where they're boarded, so both will be lunged on said inclines to build back and butt muscles. At least for Abby especially.
KAJA however is going to actually learn what being ridden is all about. I haven't ridden her in a couple of months because the only saddle I had access to that remotely fit both of us was a dressage saddle. I can't even ride my broke horse well in a dressage saddle. I let her have time off to mature more after she blew up because I coughed (granted, I felt that was very tense and I didn't think about myself coughing). At camp, I will have access to many western saddles and a roundpen rather than a decent sized arena, so any blow ups will be far more contained.
Sooo yeah. Much less internet access though. But I don't mind it; it's rather liberating.