For those who did not know, we escaped CA in 2000 to move to Texas. We arrived here after 3 days, 2 nights on the road. Stops at RV parks that offered corrals gave ther horses good nights rest, keeping them happier, and better hydrated by drinking well each night after long days in the trailer.
The weather over all on the trip was not bad. Today, we covered AZ and CA, where we did hit triple digits, but not as bad as it could have been.
Arrived at our friends horse mid afternoon, and got the trailer up the narrow, twisty driveway, and the horses settled in to corrals. We are in a studio apartment, watching the news, and laughing at folks on the news complaining about the HOT weather, that reached ab out 90 here.
Tomorrow we make sure the trailer, crew bags etc. are organized, and rest up before we do the last 8 hour drive Tuesday up to the fairgrounds where the ride ends. The horses will have nice big stalls, and learn that is home. A couple easy rides from the fairgrounds out the trail and back a little ways, to remind them where they are. Both have finished the ride, so I am sure they will remember when they get towards the end, they are almost back to their cozy covered corrals with food waiting.
Now to try to continue to get up pre dawn for the days before the ride, so that super early wake up of about 3:30 to 4:00AM on ride day will come easier.