Larry got a week off while we went horse-camping; "school" resumed last night and he was a star pupil.
Even though I didn't have my own horse to take on our trip, I did
get in some saddle time. My friend Laura
brought her horse Tang and camped with us, so my husband and I (on Brian's pony) joined her for a trail ride. The next day Laura and I rode again, this time with me on Rick's horse Oliver.
My nickname for Oliver (aka Smart Chocolate) is Oliver Twit, because he has a reputation for being, um, less than sane and sensible. But this year at Cowboy Campmeeting Mark Bolender
(below) was there for a free clinic one afternoon in which my husband participated. Afterwards, Oliver behaved better than he ever has, and I actually enjoyed
my ride with him!
Laura also had me ride her horse for awhile to see what I thought of Tang's knowledge base. I think this big, blond beauty is going to make a nice dressage/trail mount for my friend!