Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Leading a horse to water (and I think he even drank)...
When camping with the horses, we usually keep them on a highline (when there isn't a corral available). This year dad decided to try something a little different. A solar powered electric fence - in the middle of the wilderness!
This tiny-looking panel charges a battery that the hot tape is 'plugged in' to. It's really that simple, and it worked wonderfully.
There wasn't much extra set-up time, since all you're doing is basically wrapping hot tape around trees. There was also less worry about trees being damaged, well, the trunks were safe, anyway. Because the horses could move around a lot more, they seemed to churn up the ground more than usual, and I wonder about damage to the roots (there was certainly none visible, and I would guess it's negligible since we're only there for a few days).
While the horses could and did lie down when tied on the highline, they could certainly stretch out and roll more easily.
Poe gives it the LazyHorse Blinky Face of Approval:
(Yes, that's his breakfast he's laying in).
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
We rented horses for a sunset ride. It was a very nice outfit, and we ended up being the only people on that ride, so it was just us and the guides. They had a large string, so none of the horses were sour from being over ridden, nor were they crazy. It felt more like borrowing mounts and going for a trail ride with friends instead of renting.
The Oregon coast has some wonderful landscapes.
(yes, we took the dog with us)