Firstly we would like to apologize for the lack of blogging yesterday… We had such a busy day with the girls, there was no time!

So to fill you in… Sunday night’s barn dance was a huge hit with all the campers and the staff too! We learned all kinds of new dances and routines as well as the concluding round of our stick pony rodeo! All the girls won rosettes for their efforts and had a great time on Western Day at EVR!

Unfortunately yesterday’s rain ended our heatwave up here in the mountains and meant that some of the girls had limited ride time. However, this did not stop us from having a great day anyway… We had craft time in the morning and then we did sports/board games for the afternoon. Evening program was an extra special one yesterday as Jennie (our director) came over and spent the evening with the girls! They had a great night making posters and watching movies in their PJ’s… As it was one of our staff member’s 20th Birthday (Tiny Kleiny), the girls were allowed to stay up a little bit later to end the day’s celebrations with her :).

Now on to today’s activities! This morning the sun came out and EVR was back in the normal routine… Yurt 5 wrangled the horses in to the barn this morning and after breakfast Barrel Racer’s came down to the barn to have an extended arena lesson to make the most of the sunshine! The Buckin’ Bronc’s spent the morning learning about feed and nutrition and then participated in some awesome games and sports until lunch time.

This afternoon the Buckin’ Bronc’s will ride for the afternoon and then turn their horses out to rest for the night. The Barrel Racer’s will spend the afternoon on ground lessons.

WE LOVE EVR!!!!!

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  • Linda Geary

    For EVR who are the Buckin Broncs and who are the Barrel Racers? Are these the two yurt groups? Please explain– thanks!

  • The girls have been divided into 5 lesson groups depending on their riding level – The yurts are divided by age, not riding level. The advanced riding groups are the ‘Buckin’ Broncs’ and the intermediate and beginner groups are the ‘Barrel Racers’. The Barrel Racers rode first this morning and the Buckin’ Broncs will ride after lunch. Yesterday the Buckin’ Broncs rode first – we flip flop every second day! Using these names we can organize riding periods easily, and the girls can clearly know whether they will be riding in the morning or afternoon. I hope this explains it 🙂

  • Linda Geary

    Yes, thank you very much. I kinda figured that was what it was but now I know. See you tomorrow and your last blog is so filled with emotion. I know the girls will miss those horsies!