First official day of spring and the farrier is here today! Denise is out with the horses this entire morning and is trimming 19 of their toes. Calculating that out, she in total is trimming 76 hooves. Many of the horses are well-behaved when she works with their feet, however, a few of them don’t enjoy it as much so we try to feed them hay, give them some love during their trimmings, and some extra praise when they are finished. Denise does a wonderful job with their feet, and having horses of her own, she is a horsewoman and understands how to adjust her trimming to each particular horse. The 19 horses who are finished have lovely, clean hooves. We love spring hoof trimming! 🙂
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As we continue with our normal chores of feeding the horses, fixing fences, and making sure all the horses are happy and healthy, we are still having mixed emotions about this unusually warm weather. On one hand, we are certainly enjoying the sun, on the other hand, this hot weather in February isn’t what the horses are used to and it can be tough on their body with a winter coat. We are also having some early mud with all of the snow melting away. Despite our mud season saying hello to us a little bit sooner than normal, one has to wonder if this will help us out down the road and make our true mud season not as muddy? We will certainly find out.
The best part about being a summer horseback riding camp for girls, is that we get to run our camp during one of the best seasons – summer! Allowing for all types of outdoor activities – canoeing, hiking, swimming, and most importantly, horseback riding in our rings and on our trails.
By Abby Lincoln on February 21, 2017 in Horse Camp Off-Season, Summer Horse Camp, Summer Horseback Riding Camp
Road’s End Farm is known all over the world for being a horseback riding camp, yet the campers who come here year-in and year-out know we are one big family. The Road’s End family spans globally, and we have connections to countries all across the world, yet the most special thing that is created each year are lifelong friendships. While young girls come here for the horses, to live on a working horse farm, the trail riding, the ring lessons, we find that girls leave with the most important creation of all – genuine friendships. With the congenial camp environment, strong, lifelong friendships are created at the end of Jackson Hill Road, and our campers and camp families become a part of the Road’s End Farm extended family. We look forward to a summer camp full of nurturing friendships this upcoming 2017 season.