Hi everyone! The highly anticipated summer camp has begun today! I’m doing a two week Western C camp, with Kat in red camp. When we first walked down to the day camp area and I saw the horses on the rail I presumed was ours, I was shocked. Centaur, Snickers, Joe, Chuck-E, and Shooter. All amazing horses to ride. You don’t even know how torn I was between the horses I wanted.
After a while of debating, Kat decided. I was going to ride the crazy bay Chuck-E. We untacked (which I didn’t have to do) and groomed our horses before re-saddling and going on a morning ride before vaulting. I have always been bad at bridling, but Chuck-E is really easy to bridle, like Elko. Joe is being a giraffe again, and lifting his head a lot again. Just to tell some specific people (*cough*).
On our ride, we warmed up before trotting. When we jogged (sitting), Kat told me to just simply post Chuck-E’s jog. So I did.
We emergency dismounted off our horses and walked them back to day camp, where we untacked them and got them water. We had noon vaulting, where we did basic maneuvers like the riding seat, flag, and mill. We did them on the vaulting barrel before getting on the horse, the same as last year’s, Smokey.
When we finished vaulting, we ate lunch and watched orange camp vault. We finished lunch, changed, and went to groom our horses and tack up. We then bridled them and walked into the pony arena with them, and groundmounted. Which Chuck-E has a lot of work to do…. We did the same stuff as up at Vista Arena, but we did this leg steering exercise where we had to drop our reins to the knot (tied at the top) and not anything else, and steer our horses at the jog around the arena. My turns weren’t the best. Chuck-E loped off and I spent the whole time just slowing him down.
We emergency dismounted at the end and walked our horses to water before loosening their cinches and getting ourselves water.
We cleaned up our area and waited for all camps to be ready before we took our horses up to pastures/office.
Sorry for the post delay, I was really tired last night and I procrastinated. So I wrote this at 6:00 in the morning before I got ready for camp. JUST FOR YOU. But it was horribly written. But I don’t really care because I’m going to camp in an hour.
That was a weird author’s note..