March 14, 2004
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Lucky learns to drink from a stream.
Lucky and all the horses stood quietly while tied to the trailer as we
Mandy didn't want to gallop Trey through the water at first, but she got
the hang of it and then we couldn't get her out of the mud.
Brewster and Lise show the "proper" way to go through a puddle
and still keep clean!
Lucky was our tripod for the day with occasional support by Brewster.
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Bits & Bytes Farm trail ride
One of the ways we train our horses is to take them away from the
farm on short trips to different locations. This teaches them to load
and unload onto the trailer and adjust to new surroundings. This weekend
we took a trail ride at a nearby wildlife management area.
From left to right: Lucky (Elizabeth), Trey
(Mandy), Broadway Joe (Rachael) and Sir Cahill (Barry). Photo by Lise
Matt with tripod services provided by Brewster.
Lucky at least got the window seat.
Our four-horse 4-Star trailer was converted to a five-horse trailer
when we made Lucky "Monkey in the Middle" for the short
trip to our trail ride. All the horses loaded well and we were off.
We arrived at the site and unloaded the horses to tack them up. They
all stood quietly tied to the side of the trailer as we got ourselves
The day was gorgeous and the horses were well behaved. Sir Cahill
and Brewster never missed a chance to get a mouthful of grass. Sir
Cahill had to be taught what a stream was and soon was crossing with
the others. Lucky did not need to be taught about streams, he was
the brave one who lead everyone into the stream and then he would
stop to enjoy a quick drink. This was an unexpected surprise as he
has only been on our trails with our little stream. A fun time was
had by all!
Rachael (Broadway Joe) and Mandy (Trey) practice getting their horses
into a large stream.
Lise and Brewster take a break.
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