I love all the pictures everyone has been posting, including Roady, Dawn, Leyna, and everyone else!
Denise, I am also curious to see how you saddle fits on a few different horse. I have a similar problem with a saddle I had made to fit Chivas, and it doesn't. Beautiful but useless
Anyway, I finally got out with some friends for a campout at Talladega Forsest. Worked all night Thursday 6:30 pm to 8 am, then fed everyone and loaded up.
I brought along Jenny & her horse Dreamer, and my two boxers along with of course Chivas. It was my first time camping with horses, and first time camping with the dogs. They kept looking around for the hotel!
Anyway, we rode the same white trail Friday & Saturday. Walk, trot canter in the exact same places too.
I got in an extra little training ride working Chivas around the campground, making him go past all the terrors without bolting! terrors like tots runing, jumping and waving sticks around. Then of course there are the tents that eat horses, and pile of tack on the ground just waiting to jump out at him! Silly boy!
Then we got rained out so we all came home. Drat. I had planned to ride the white Friday, the yellow Saturday, and finish with the red Sunday. That would have given me a total of 25 miles for the weekend, but didn't happen. We wound up only getting in 9.5 miles. Bummer.
I only got a few pics of my "new" rig with the rear end of my tired horses...Chivas was too wired up for me to get a hand free to film while riding. Anyway, here's the pics and I'm glad we got in some ride time.
Oh, I have discovered it is NOT a good idea to bring spoiled, large, housedogs out on a camping trip especially with horses!