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What activities will you do with your horse this summer?
(Check all that apply)

Trail rides
45%
970
Competitive events (horse shows, rodeos, etc.)
22%
479
Clinics or lessons
23%
499
Vacation
10%
209

Total votes cast: 2157

Comments & Write-in Answers

I plan and teaching her that cantering is okay!

6/10/2008 6:33:13 AM

trail riding, barrel racing, working cows, and lessons

6/9/2008 11:23:16 PM

have fun stay safe

6/9/2008 8:41:33 PM

playing with horses

6/9/2008 8:27:58 PM

Playdates, trail rides, and clinics with other Parelli people.

6/9/2008 7:13:54 PM

Riding with friends. Local shows only. Camping in the mountains with my horse.

6/9/2008 6:57:25 PM

we'll run barrels poles and do team penning with 4h

6/9/2008 6:29:17 PM

I want to ride Cody as much as possible this summer!

6/9/2008 5:15:58 PM

Have Fun

6/8/2008 8:35:46 PM

on marsh islands

6/8/2008 3:28:21 PM

I ride and show American Saddlebreds, and own a beautiful Three Gaited Gelding named Watermelon.

6/8/2008 8:48:20 AM

Horse camping in the nearby Sierra Nevada Mts

6/8/2008 12:51:13 AM

Eastfork Stables in Big South Fork has 100 miles of trails and super camping facilities.

6/7/2008 10:21:20 PM

we also enjoy rides on the dirt roads

6/7/2008 5:28:12 PM

Getting both horses used to wild turkeys on the trails

6/7/2008 3:08:57 PM

Horse camping with hubby. We also go to horsemanship bible camps. Awesome!

6/7/2008 12:38:32 AM

I will be driving my horse for the first time this summer and to spend at least 3 days a week I hope

6/6/2008 10:55:15 PM

Trail riding at state parks and camping with my horses.

6/6/2008 3:13:31 PM

Enjoy the freedom of riding outside, we're both sick of the arena.

6/6/2008 2:35:58 PM

Competing in horse trials and training as much as I can.

6/6/2008 2:31:53 PM

with my kids. Also took them to town for kids at a private school.

6/6/2008 1:16:49 PM

My daughter and I plan to ride and show her Paint gelding locally.

6/6/2008 9:31:43 AM

Our horses are right in town, we ride alot here. This is as close as most city kids get to country.

6/6/2008 9:11:32 AM

the growth of the fols in the horses womb

6/6/2008 4:20:50 AM

Probably nothing,got to work my tail off to pay for buddies,no time to ride anymore,Kim,Reno,Nevada

6/5/2008 11:59:55 PM

We have a study group & get together & camp & ride & learn more about our horses

6/5/2008 11:55:12 PM

Because of the cost of diesel I am not showing this year but am going trail riding instead.

6/5/2008 11:22:22 PM

I'm limited to how many shows because of GAS PRICES

6/5/2008 11:05:37 PM

Combine Driving Events, broodmares doing what they do best, making beautiful babies

6/5/2008 9:15:39 PM

To ensure that my competition horses don't get dull, I vary their work schedules. They're all happy!

6/5/2008 8:10:05 PM

Also working nags in hay makeing cant' afford to go far.

6/5/2008 7:57:56 PM

stay close to home

6/5/2008 7:42:33 PM

Trail ride as much as possible. Wish deer flies were never invented.

6/5/2008 6:23:19 PM

build an arena

6/5/2008 6:00:56 PM

I'm getting a total hip replacement so horses will get a summer vacation!

6/5/2008 5:37:00 PM

Close to home

6/5/2008 4:26:43 PM

used to show, can't afford it anymore

6/5/2008 4:13:16 PM

just ride!

6/5/2008 4:10:47 PM

to damn expensive to show this year

6/5/2008 3:58:11 PM

teach horse camp

6/5/2008 3:40:02 PM

Im ganna use a 9 year old for fair

6/5/2008 1:38:24 PM

Looking forward to our annual camping trailride with 1500 horses!

6/5/2008 10:44:12 AM

Will make the most of the early summer and then give her a break in Aug-Sept before winter

6/5/2008 8:24:07 AM

The hot new sport in my area is cowboy mounted shooting!

6/5/2008 7:12:59 AM

let them loose in the barn and take off their shoes.. let then scot free

6/5/2008 6:05:45 AM

I plan on doing alot of riding out of the arena. Its time to go explore the mountians and desert!

6/5/2008 1:43:40 AM

We are planning 2 or 3 week long pack trips in the Montana & Washington backcountry.

6/5/2008 12:30:06 AM

We love to swim, it's hot in Texas!

6/5/2008 12:23:18 AM

i plan to show, trail ride, and learn alot from my trainer

6/4/2008 11:10:54 PM

with gas prices the way they are...trail rides close to home

6/4/2008 11:08:43 PM

we're leaving for Acadia last week with horses

6/4/2008 11:06:35 PM

Limited trail rides with gas prices!

6/4/2008 10:53:02 PM

USPonyClub Championships playing Polocrosse! Also, taking my "B" test for USPC.

6/4/2008 8:30:12 PM

pleasure driving

6/4/2008 8:19:15 PM

riding in the woods and trails behind our house and also become involved in basic training

6/4/2008 7:52:17 PM

Get back on track after having a baby

6/4/2008 6:33:21 PM

attend the races

6/4/2008 5:51:43 PM

Me and my daughters just take our 2 horse and go around the area and ride in safe areas .

6/4/2008 4:46:22 PM

Easy riding in the cool of the day away from bugs

6/4/2008 4:33:50 PM

work at horse stable

6/4/2008 4:17:41 PM

I'll get to train my young warmblood.

6/4/2008 4:09:24 PM

I plan to spend more time with my horse, thereby increasing my sanity.

6/4/2008 4:06:51 PM

My husband and I will trail ride as much as possible

6/4/2008 4:03:33 PM

Taking lots of leisurely rides around local vineyards and orchards

6/4/2008 3:44:40 PM

Trailer to local riding parks to practice and get used to being with other horses

6/4/2008 3:30:12 PM

parades

6/4/2008 3:13:45 PM

not much away from home due to gas prices

6/4/2008 2:20:39 PM

anything and everything I can afford!

6/4/2008 2:08:34 PM

No traveling due to fuel costs!

6/4/2008 2:05:20 PM

camping

6/4/2008 1:59:42 PM

i plan to spend some time in the mountains where it is cooler riding on trails.

6/4/2008 1:42:48 PM

My horse will have his shoes pulled and be on vacation for the summer as it is too hot to ride in Az

6/4/2008 12:57:09 PM

Live in AZ, very early morning rides or hand walk on trail, arena or roundpen under lites at night.

6/4/2008 12:51:29 PM

I plan on getting my horse completely saddle trained by the end of the summer .

6/4/2008 12:44:41 PM

Because of our location, we ride all year long. Summer heat means EARLY rides!

6/4/2008 12:10:40 PM

Due to the rising gas prices, we will have to stay home with our horses this year.

6/4/2008 12:00:47 PM

Our family does a lot of horse camping and this summer we will be breaking in a new horse to packing

6/4/2008 11:31:11 AM

POLO!!!

6/4/2008 10:52:38 AM

Horse Camping

6/4/2008 10:50:37 AM

care for them while they enjoy their pasture

6/4/2008 10:35:35 AM

Riding in the early morning or late evening is the key as I try to avoid the hot sun and the bugs!

6/4/2008 10:10:37 AM

Just have fun with my 4 legged good friends and enjoy

6/4/2008 10:09:30 AM

lots of baths

6/4/2008 9:35:48 AM

I wait all year for good weather! Don't you?

6/4/2008 9:35:38 AM

Just enjoy being with them & watching them enjoy being horses. I can spend hours just watching them.

6/4/2008 9:29:52 AM

traveling to the Big Horns

6/4/2008 9:04:54 AM

Have fun and ride every chance I get!

6/4/2008 9:00:42 AM

Just enjoy any time spent with my horse is great, and I enjoy life to the fullest!

6/4/2008 8:40:31 AM

ostly Trail riding but some Team Sorting..

6/4/2008 8:28:38 AM

With the price of gas, we will hit the local trails!

6/4/2008 6:58:03 AM

My mammoth donkey Louise and I are going to a horse campground in PA with friends to trail ride

6/4/2008 5:58:16 AM

i cant wait

6/4/2008 5:48:20 AM

OVer her in Aust we are coming to winter. I just hope to get back in the saddle after the EI thing

6/4/2008 2:16:15 AM

Learn how to ride better to make life easier for my horse!

6/4/2008 2:04:50 AM

After years of showing and early mornings, trail riding is it for me and auditing a clinic or two

6/4/2008 1:34:08 AM

mostly camping and trail riding w/cattle sorting

6/4/2008 12:42:41 AM

a dream come true, at last, a chris cox clinic at his ranch for 6 days YEAH!!!!

6/4/2008 12:29:14 AM

I temporarily live overseas, so summer with my horses is a treat

6/4/2008 12:18:42 AM

Hopefully, during the hottest part of the summer, we'll both get a vacation!

6/3/2008 11:18:53 PM

I will merely gaze lovingly upon my beautiful horse and his handsome donkey companion

6/3/2008 11:04:05 PM

Parelli Play Days

6/3/2008 10:53:54 PM

As much camping and trail riding with my horses and family that time will allow !!!

6/3/2008 10:38:34 PM

There are about 65 of us heading to Ft Robinson in Nebraska for a trail riding vacation.

6/3/2008 10:13:53 PM

The cost of gas will curtail some participation.

6/3/2008 10:06:05 PM

Compete at World Champioship show then go Horse Camping!!

6/3/2008 9:57:40 PM

Try to do as much as we depending on the heat here in Florid

6/3/2008 9:54:45 PM

wagon trains,trail drives & parades

6/3/2008 9:48:32 PM

jump show dressage trail ride i love summer!

6/3/2008 9:43:59 PM

I live within 2hrs. of the mts. Plus I have a friend to share gas. Helps a lot to "horse pool"

6/3/2008 9:13:55 PM

AERC ROCS!

6/3/2008 9:10:34 PM

Train two young horses.

6/3/2008 9:09:49 PM

endurance

6/3/2008 9:09:04 PM

I live in FL, I drive/ride my horse all year round

6/3/2008 8:56:24 PM

Just get our and RIDE!

6/3/2008 8:51:09 PM

ride western pleasure horses

6/3/2008 8:50:50 PM

Endurance racing

6/3/2008 8:38:40 PM

race

6/3/2008 8:22:17 PM

But living in the deep south makes it hard to go riding much during the summer.

6/3/2008 7:59:59 PM

Summer/winter doesn't matter. My horse and mule and I stay active.

6/3/2008 7:49:37 PM

Competitive Jousting

6/3/2008 7:49:10 PM

4th of July Parade

6/3/2008 7:48:43 PM

Horse camping around Oregon and Idaho

6/3/2008 7:42:27 PM

Show in local (close to home) Paint shows.

6/3/2008 7:40:05 PM

driving and fun! only one show because of gas prices

6/3/2008 7:39:49 PM

Our first Novice event!! =] and my C3 rating!

6/3/2008 7:32:50 PM

trail riding, ground work,

6/3/2008 7:27:19 PM

NATRC competitive trail rides

6/3/2008 7:08:38 PM

breaking her

6/3/2008 7:04:50 PM

Parades and Exhibitions

6/3/2008 6:57:31 PM

We do trail drives not rides. Driving was not even mentioned in your list.

6/3/2008 6:53:15 PM

long leisurly trail riding with me and my husband and our 2 winderful quarter horse X's.

6/3/2008 6:47:31 PM

I will attend my first horse camp with my first horse, I'm 36!!

6/3/2008 6:42:34 PM

Some will race in Ca. Some will rest for the summer.

6/3/2008 6:41:59 PM

Turnn them out to pasture - way too whot with 97+ degrees thru August!

6/3/2008 6:41:28 PM

Gas costs too much to go far

6/3/2008 6:38:04 PM

I hate summer, it's too hot and muggy and too many horrible irritating biting bugs. I live for fall.

6/3/2008 6:35:59 PM

I will attend as many NATRC rides as fuel prices will allow!

6/3/2008 6:35:12 PM

Since he's a 25 year old trooper, whatever we'll do will be light and fun!

6/3/2008 6:34:02 PM

In Fla. it is way too hot to ride in the summer. I usually ride in the other season-not summer.

6/3/2008 6:33:44 PM

I plan on spending as much time with my horse riding and hanging out.

6/3/2008 6:32:52 PM

Appreciate the fact that snow is finally gone from Eastern Canada!

6/3/2008 6:20:52 PM

John Deere NBHA Barrel Race in Vegas baby!!!! 6/4-6/8

6/3/2008 6:14:40 PM

Endurance rides! and LOTS of training rides (I have one competitive horse and one I'm doing LSD on.

6/3/2008 6:08:55 PM

Longer Rides as the creeks lower and the snow melts.. Extended camping with the horses!

6/3/2008 6:01:36 PM

a few long weekends at a local park, and a PNH clinic

6/3/2008 5:52:52 PM

Driving cross country, combined driving events

6/3/2008 5:50:06 PM

my horses need to be finished

6/3/2008 5:46:47 PM

Husband has a boat, so summer is trunkated.

6/3/2008 5:41:48 PM

y ponies are worked in harness

6/3/2008 5:37:55 PM

Horse camping over long weekends with friends

6/3/2008 5:31:22 PM

Fewer out of area due to diesel cost.

6/3/2008 5:24:07 PM

CMO's/camping with my children.They don't need to win any ribbons to prove their worth.

6/3/2008 5:12:11 PM

more cantering and jumping, less hahaha-look-at-me bucking

6/3/2008 5:07:18 PM

ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6/3/2008 5:03:35 PM

Having fun with friends and enjoying the world around and under us.

6/3/2008 5:01:51 PM

I'm a fair-weather rider & from April-October I get together with friends for riding!

6/3/2008 4:57:07 PM

Trails, vacations, and drill team

6/3/2008 4:55:56 PM

Compete at the 2008 American PoloCrosse Nationals in Colorado!

6/3/2008 4:40:19 PM

I found a new sport-Trail Challenges they are a blast to ride

6/3/2008 4:35:30 PM

unfortunately my horses have the summer off ... too hot in AZ to do just about anything!

6/3/2008 4:35:02 PM

Extreme bug beating!!!

6/3/2008 4:34:52 PM

arizona desert is too hot. go to mountains up north or ground work at night/early morning

6/3/2008 4:32:37 PM

More riding & spending time with my horse.

6/3/2008 4:30:54 PM

Lots of swimming at the lake!

6/3/2008 4:23:16 PM

work with youngsters on ground training

6/3/2008 4:17:28 PM

Demo at the local fair and anything else fun we can find to do.

6/3/2008 4:13:59 PM

Our favorite will be hanging out in the pasture in the shade and taking a deep breath; ahhhh!

6/3/2008 4:09:43 PM

sell him; too much horse for me

6/3/2008 4:09:40 PM

business operation

6/3/2008 4:06:05 PM

In addition to trails rides, lots of camping with my horses!!!!

6/3/2008 4:00:29 PM

Luckily in Oklahoma we can do all of the above and still stay relatively close to home!

6/3/2008 3:59:14 PM

We have 20 mi. of private bridle path in our community & ride with friends & neighbors.

6/3/2008 3:57:03 PM

Camoing in a national forest

6/3/2008 3:55:14 PM

Local trail riding and pleasure riding

6/3/2008 3:54:24 PM

My horse is very elderly and unrideable - he's a pet now.

6/3/2008 3:54:19 PM

Team sorting,trail rides,camping in the mountains. Keeps the horses versatile like they should be!

6/3/2008 3:48:26 PM

Eventing! so fun

6/3/2008 3:47:15 PM

Sell my horse

6/3/2008 3:44:49 PM

Several Trail Rides all ready and a pack trip! Chris Cox Clinic with my mule this summer!

6/3/2008 3:43:06 PM

And use horses in EAP with at-risk youth

6/3/2008 3:42:31 PM

Compete in endurance, camp and ride !

6/3/2008 3:40:35 PM

Polocrosse year round

6/3/2008 3:38:41 PM

high fuel prices have cut down the number to haul to!

6/3/2008 3:33:53 PM

Trail riding and working cows

6/3/2008 3:31:34 PM

Won't compete if weather is too hot (above 95); too hard on all concerned

6/3/2008 3:31:18 PM

Actually I prefer riding in cold weather, not as many bugs.

6/3/2008 3:27:20 PM

there is no summer without my horses

6/3/2008 3:26:30 PM

I'd like to show, but can't afford the gas, show fees, etc. and still provide properly for my horses

6/3/2008 3:25:57 PM

competitive trail riding. 7-10 miles trails with obstacles, a lot of fun

6/3/2008 3:25:34 PM

In Florida our riding season is in the winter.

6/3/2008 3:25:21 PM

During hot weather, we work our drafts in harness less.

6/3/2008 3:22:46 PM

ride in early morning. Too hot in Florida in the summer!

6/3/2008 3:18:40 PM

As long as we can afford diesel fuel, we plan to attend as many events as possible!

6/3/2008 3:12:43 PM

Parades!!!

6/3/2008 3:05:27 PM

Trail Trials, Driving Shows, Dressage, Foxhunting, Grocery Shopping, and more

6/3/2008 1:51:11 PM