Ok, so the proper term is Horse training, but we dont have to tell him that. We want him to have more trail time, more "spook" time, more obstacle training time then I can give him right now. We need to be able to ride in the Custer National Forest without him thinking cow herds are scary aliens, free range means running amuck, and that there is a mountain lion in every ponderosa pine. So off he goes to horse "camp".
I told him he will meet other boys his age that might pick on him at first, but soon they'll be best buds in no time (only if he respects others!). I told him that the meals there will be round bale "all you can eats" (he likes that idea plenty!). I told him that a pretty lady is going to have "chats' just with him frequently so he better put his "listening ears" on (he likes pretty ladies! Especially if they have snacks! "do they have snacks mom?")...all in all I think I have him convinced that horse "camp" is a good thing.
Since "mom" can visit him (the place is 6 miles away woot woot!) this should work out perfectly ~ we are still arranging the dates to see what will work. And while he's at horse "camp" we'll be able to clean off the barn with a power washer, clean those icky stall mats, and re-seed the paddock ...And the best part is that when summertime is over, he will take a permanent vacation to Montana with "mom"!! With all the new skills he's learned at horse "camp"! OOOoooooo!
Now only if he had an opposable thumb to write home...
naw, he's a boy, he'll be too busy having fun!!