July 19th 2010 6:15 am
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What a weekend. Mom, Gabe (our fast horse),and I went with a friend of hers plus her horse to an Ohio Horseman's Council ride in Morgan County.
Last horse ride was with ACTHA (American Competitive Trail Horse Association) and when we got there we found it was only a six mile event and I wasn't allowed to go along. I was left at the trailer! The only good thing was that another dog there barked nonstop so I had entertainment. I sat and watched him like doggy tv.
Anyway this weekend when we got there we were both delighted to find that I was allowed to run along with the horses on the trails. Well, we left at 9:30 in the morning and returned to camp around 4:30. Yep, I was one tired pup. I dug into the dirt and laid in the cool dirt whenever they slowed down enough. The horse and I drank from every available puddle or stream. Hot. Hot. Hot. I usually run in the front but I did the drag (riding last in the line) most of this ride.
The next day Mom and her friend took us on one of the shortest loops there and we were out a couple of hours only. One of the trails was under construction and we had to back out. The prickers were up to the horses' heads. The rest of the trails were incredibly nice and very well marked. A scavenger hunt was part of the ride but I just picked up ticks.
Mom and I both took a shower and even after tick shampoo, she pulled off about 5 ticks. So this morning the sheets were washed and I am seeing ANOTHER tick shower in my future.
As for now....I am sleeping. We got home and slept from 4:30 to around 8...stumbled around a bit then went back to bed for the night.
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Sounds like you should be tuckered out and good smelling for a looooong time, Zak Attack!! OMD!
my dooness, Zak.... are yu evr da studly dude doin all da heavy exersizes. yu shur yer mom aint tryin ta run da legs off ya? oh my dog... i wudda askd ta be carried.
yu sumpin else!