Today we did some mounted archery, I just bought this bow off of ebay (half price of the same one on amazon!) and promptly lost an arrow the first night I used it (without the donkeys). I had tried archery one time about four or five years ago with my friends. Donkeys were not phased by it at all, but we stayed at a walk. Today was different both donkeys wanted to GO! So I let them. It was so much fun! I'm pretty awful about reloading the bow, but I'll get better eventually!
The donkeys had their first meetup this last weekend on July 14th. We had four walkers and we had a wonderful time. The donkeys both were very good, although there was quite a bit of snacking on the walk...can't blame them, the grass is so tall right now!
we attended the annual Gallatin Valley Backcountry Horsemen's Poker Ride held at Bridger Bowl Ski area.
I asked the gals in the registration tent if it was ok to ride a donkey on the ride, they seemed surprised and said it was ok! One lady even said ' I didnt know you could ride a donkey!'
There were so many trailers! This chapter is so much bigger than my old one, its really a great thing! I didn't know anyone!
there was a medium sized creek crossing at the end of this section and it took us three attempts before Daisy would cross it. Which means I had to stand in the creek three times lol, so thankful for waterproof riding boots!
The trail was very steep, narrow, and muddy after this. We had to stop numerous times to catch our breath (I was still on foot).
Here to share all my donkey related adventures....why? Because they're basically the best thing ever.