Today I didn't skip any of my pain pills and the day went much better.
It was warm at the Alisal today, but not hot. In the morning before bootcamp activities started, I took Winston into the arena so he could run around and get some exercise. He raced back and forth numerous times, with his tail held so high that it brushed his back. When he had blown off the excess steam, I lifted the lunge whip like I do when I'm working him and asked him to trot off. I wasn't sure what he would do, since he wasn't on a lunge line and the rodeo arena is huge. He not only trotted off; he put himself on a 20m circle around me and stayed there while I asked him to transition from trot to canter and back again. I was amazed! When we finished working, he waited for me to slip his halter over his ears and walked calmly back to his paddock.
Brett put Flash in the arena next. Flash was feeling good; he rolled, he bucked, he dug in and burned rubber across the arena with a couple squeals and whinnies thrown in for good measure.
Couples bootcamp activities today were at the lake. We saddled up, rode to the lake where we had lunch, played with bows and arrows (Brett is very good) and then rode back. We had a few hours to relax before dinner and line dancing.
I didn't participate in archery or line dancing -- too much twisting for my back. But I did participate in the important activities: riding and eating.
Here we are on our way back from the lake today (photo courtesy of one of the Alisal wranglers, Haddie).