April 9th 2012 4:09 am
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Hope everyone had a nice Easter--AND no doggies got sick from too much candy! Our weather was great.
Hooray! We finally got to go camping this past weekend. We all left early Fri morning for the horsecamp in Brown County, IN. The weather was beautiful & we got our favorite camping spot. Dad was anxious to see how his new horse would do overnight camping. This means he would be on a high-tie at night. Now Mom's horse has been doing this for several years but this can be a whole new ballgame for a horse that has never done it. My job cames into play as I let Mom & Dad know if the horses are misbehaving on the line by barking, which I am more than happy to do. (*grins*) But Silks, the new horse, did just fine on the high-tie. He wasn't too sure about eating out of a hay bag at first but soon caught onto it.
Wow! The first ride out on the new horse got off to a very bad start. Dad's horse started acting up after he mounted. Silks wanted to buck & started going backwards. Mom & Dad didn't know what the problem was because he was fine when they went trail riding a week ago. Mom said it was a good thing I was in the back of the trailer because I would be barking & only upsetting the horse more. :-( They finally got the horse going, but he was still acting up. Mom said on the first big hill out of camp she was really worried Silks was going to 'pitch' Dad off. At the top of the hill, Mom & Dad met up with some friends & they all talked for awhile. Dad got off his horse & decided to loosen up the saddle thinking he had the saddle too tight. Well, that was the problem. Mom said after that, Silks rode off just fine & they had a really nice 5 hr. ride.
Meanwhile back in camp, me & Wren were in the back of the trailer enjoying the big chew bones Mom always gives us while they are out riding. When Mom & Dad got back & after they attended to the horses, they took us dogs walking. I have to tell you I had forgotten my manners a few times & got a couple of "corrective interviews" from Mom. When we passed by a few dogs & they ran out & barked at us, I barked back. Hmmm........I had forgotten Mom does NOT allow me to do that so I got in trouble a few times.
All in all, we had a good weekend. But I was sure tired when we got home. In fact, I slept ALL the way home! I guess changing my routine just tires me out. Plus I had to keep a watch out on the horses on the high-tie at the hitching rail. Dad took a few pictures of me, snoozing on a picnic table. So embarrassing! Mom will probably post them later.
Well better go & see if anything needs barked at!.......Shelby
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sounds like a great first camping weekend. Do you all sleep in tents? Glad you had fun!!
Hi Petey! No tents for Mom! LOL! They have a camper/horse trailer combo with shower/heat/TV! We dogs sleep in the back where the horses ride. Mom & Dad unload the horses, spray out the back & then our doggie beds are back there. We stay back there while they are out riding but it's not bad as there are fans to keep us cool when it is hot. :-)