Part 1: Base camp, volunteering, and saddle fit

Sunday, October 11, 2015 We arrived in base camp Wednesday afternoon and unloaded camp. It was great to have all 3 of us to handle horses, gear, hauling water and throwing hay and we were set up pretty quickly. Just as we sat down for a drink and snack an unfamiliar guy pulls over in […]

The Big South Fork

Monday, September 14, 2015 I was on the fence about this ride. I worried about the long drive. I worried that we would drive all that way for a miserable ride in the pouring rain and lightning. I worried that I have too much to do to give three full days to this self-indulgent hobby […]

8 feet on the ground

From Friday, August 28, 2015 With everything loaded in we hit the road on Thursday and though my poor truck was loaded down, we made it to Ivanhoe mid-afternoon to set up camp on the New River. It was the first big weekend for my new trailer which is so nice to have! My truck […]

H52611

┬áSaturday, July 11, 2015 We have officially committed! I’ve registered Ireland’s Khaleesi as an AERC Grade┬áHorse. Considering she has 4 different breeds, we decided to basically call her an equine mutt, which is what a Grade Horse is. Because she does have 1/4 Arab I could have chosen to list her as an Arab Cross, […]

A horse, a dog and a hammock…

June 29-July 1, 2015 This week we spent 3 days in Camp Creek State Park in WV. It was a really nice park and we had the horse campground all to ourselves. After the mare squabble a few rides ago we’d decided I would ride with my friend and the 3 hour haul in the […]

Manure on our Shoes

Sunday, June 7, 2015 One more small step: first overnight trip. Douthat is a local state park with fantastic horse camping sites. It’s still in the county, barely an hour drive door to door, and has new covered stalls for the horses complete with buckets, water, and horse amenities like shovels and wheelbarrows and hay […]