Utah

When it Rains, it Pours

A thunderstorm came up in the night, and of course, we were sleeping under the only leak in the roof! I made Richard wake up so we could move our stuff, then climbed back into my soggy sleeping bag for a little more fitful sleep. I wasn’t looking forward to saddling soaking wet horses. When we did get up, the rain had only paused.

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Sleeping until Noon!

I couldn’t believe it. I think I looked at the clock three times and asked Charlene another time or two because I just couldn’t believe it. I slept till WHAT TIME????!!!!  12:30. Yup. The clock really said 12:30!!!!!! That was 13 and 1/2 hours of solid sound deep sleep! Talk about exhaustion! I haven’t slept that late in years. Even though we stopped for

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Switching Saddles

Paul was a retired saddle maker and a huge help to us this morning. He spent at least an hour with us looking at our horses backs, setting the saddles on them without pads so we could see how they fit, and giving us suggestions on how to help the saddles fit better as their backs change with their weight and use. We ended

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Renewed Energy

After 13 days in a row in the desert- two of our toughest weeks yet- the horses were a bit ‘bedraggled’ when we got to Lynn and Lynette’s home. After four days of rest, good feed, and grain (donated by a wonderful friend of Lynette’s)- the horses were looking quite a bit better. They still needed a little more weight put on, but at

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A stay at the “4 Seasons”

Well, maybe it was only a “bunkhouse”, but it sure felt like the 4 seasons to us! The Stevens put us up in their guest house/rental cabin. It was a lovely place- very clean, pretty, and comfortable. A shower after 13 days in a row of being out in the middle of nowhere with sand in every crevice imaginable- it’s a sensation I can’t even

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Temptations!

The morning was like a wonderland. After all the rain last night, there was a thick fog that had settled in the trees. As we rode out of camp, it was like riding through ghost trees- they would appear out of nowhere. We slowly wound our way down in elevation and were excited to pass a sign that said Blanding was only 30 miles

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We have another horse!

This is just a quick “real time” update to let you know that prayers have been answered. We have been GIVEN a wonderful fifth horse who can both pack and be ridden. His new name is Chance, he is 12 years old, all black with no markings except a cool wolf head brand, and he is part Appaloosa and part Ute Indian mustang pony. We

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Surprise visitors

We woke in the morning to the sound of galloping hooves. Our horses were loose! We jumped out of the tent- to find them still tied. We looked toward the stock pond and saw 4 horses and a mule staring intently at us! They had cow bells on, so we knew they weren’t wild, and somehow we ended up in their grazing area. We

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