Back from a month in Spain, and looking foward to getting my boyz up here to the Lake; then it starts snowing again! May 18, 2011: 4 more inches of snow. There is fresh green grass under the snow… but I’m not into bringing the horses up while it’s still snowing up here!

Then, an outbreak of deadly herpes virus broke out. Started in Utah, but cases have spread to most western states. Our barn at Loagan Ranch is locked down. There aren’t any horses up here at Amacker’s yet, but I don’t know when we will be able to bring our horses in. The surrounding meadows are still water-logged and I know that a lot of wind damage from last winter has blocked a lot of the trails. As soon as possible, I’m going out hiking and mountain bike riding on our local trails and I’ll report what I find. I also have a “saddle saw”, a foldable, pocket saw that I can trim some smaller downfall with.

Over the winter, my sweet baby, Gaby turned 30. He is still doing great, and I pony him off Bandit several times a week. He still loves trotting out and I know he’s looking forward to coming back to the lake this summer and enjoying all the green, green grass; plus he can’t wait for his swim-time in the river!

Keep checking back ~ I’ll update the trails  condition as I get out there ~ watching the snow melt!

Gabe being ponied with Bandit on his 30th Birthday!