I really missed my annual horse camping trip this year. I guess the season isn’t over yet, but the group of wonderful ladies I usually go with aren’t available for such fun this summer.
In spite of the work the trip entails; packing and loading camping equipment for both horses and humans, I REALLY like going! Perhaps I’m just so accustom to working so many hours a day, I don’t see it as extra work!
I generally use the trip to introduce young horses to the experience. Trail riding is so very good for all horses, but especially those who are at the beginning stages of their training or busy training and competing.
I love listening to the horses as they chew their hay and move around. I really enjoy the camp fire, smoke and all! The rides through my beautiful state are a bonus. Did I mention the incredible food? This is one camper that does not bring hot dogs and pork and beans! Gourmet only! We generally bar-b-q, have incredible salads, veggies and tons of amazing deserts! The comradory among good friends is priceless. This is the reason I especially miss going horse camping this year!