Saturday we made a 6 hour hail up to KY for Hamilton’s summer boot camp.
We left before the sun woke up for the day to avoid trailering in the heat. Hamilton hadn’t seen a trailer since October and I was a little worried how he would load.
I needn’t to have worried though. Hamilton is a Good Boy and stepped right on in.
He handled the long trip like a pro and unloaded at his summer home no worse for the wear.
They housed him in a small paddock alone for the time being so he could settle in. Plans are to introduce him to a small herd in a larger pasture once they assess who he’d get along with.
He will spend the summer out on the trails learning to be brave and seeing the world. The woman he is with is my absolute favorite endurance rider and I know he will get top notch care and consistent and fair training. The current plan is to pick him back up the end of August.
We made it back home around 8pm Saturday, exhausted from 12 hours in the truck. I may split it up in two days when I pick him back up. That was a rough, long day that I’m not looking forward to repeating.
Sunday A started right in with work on Hamilton. He started in the arena and then headed out on the trails. She said he was super sweet, brave and a very good boy. He even walked past a big heap of scary logs and tarps on his first ever solo trail ride!
I’m so excited for his summer boot camp and the horse I’ll get to pick back up I’m really hoping he has a great time, builds a lot of muscle (not hard to do when they have endless miles of hilly trails right from their farm) and matures a bit.