We have been to Big South Fork several times and stay for several days each time, but this is a first for going to the Smoky's. I am a little nervous about taking Cait my mare. She is overweight although I've had her on a diet for the past 2 weeks and she looks like she has lost some. She has also had an issue with tender feet. We still don't know exactly what the problelm is (several knowledgeable folks have looked at them) but we plan to just take it easy on our trip and hope for the best. We are going to take the easy trails first then work our way up to the more difficult (if her feet allow us to). If she gets too tender, hubby and I will just go sightseeing on our own.
I'll let everyone know how the trip is on Monday.