They have a novice program, but I think our ride needs will exceed the allowed mileage on that one a little. Unofficially Journey already has the equivelant of three LD's on her. If she manages a completion PLEASE GOD at TOR, I feel she'd be ready to step up to a slow multi of two days. Many people start their horses on 50's in the first place, so I don't see a weekend of 50 miles done conservatively as a problem at this point. But first things first get an LD accomplished. They also offer an OAATS Trail Horse Award which is for horses that are not registered as arabian. Journey is registered only as an Appaloosa. She has some arab in her, but the mare she was out of was not registered either, so I believe we'd be good to go on that one. They also have year end mileage awards, and career mileage. So something to think about. We are heading to an OAATS ride hopefully in June so that will be a good time to see if this is a gregarious and welcoming group. I'm not wanting a red carpet rolled out. But you can kind of tell if new people are wanted, ya know? So we will see on that.
Journey made a trip to the vet on Monday and had her Coggin's drawn and got the last of her vaccinations (Strangles). All I will require is a health certificate to travel out of the state and we will be good to go. I think the vet was so happy that I didn't bring Phebes that she could have kissed Journey....Phebes is so extremely...intense :(
Off to the mines for a couple of days! Then hoping to hit the training trail hard this weekend for a dose of "super compensation." Talk to Journey about that will you? We will need it for TOR. Ha!