Friday, May 22, 2009

Long weekend

Long holiday weekend! Hurray! We will be riding each day, of course. tomorrow, my 13-year-old niece is coming out to ride with us. This is the first time without a parent. She has decided that she really wants to get involved with horses, so we are putting her in training. She has so much to learn! We are going on a regular trail ride. She will ride my sister’s horse, Ranger, my sister will ride Mingo, and I will be on Cruiser, of course.

Her older sister is too busy with school, but if you wants to get in the program, I offered to take her out alone this summer in the evenings. I could use the company.

Mingo was having problems, but he is doing fine. He had 2 abscesses and a leg bruise within 3 weeks of each other. I’m not looking forward to that vet bill! We were concerned that under all that swelling, there was something more serious, but to my relief, he is fine. We have been riding and having fun, again.