Here is Boomer right after we vetted in on Friday. I think this picture does a good job of showing what good shape he is in!
Here is our rig. I loved the camping set up. It was a tight fit and we had to back in, but it was so nice to have the shade of the trees!
Letting the in-timer know we are at the start line:
Charley and John waited at the road in to camp where all of the loops converged! It was so nice to see them as I came around the corner!
Coming in from loop 2. Our buddy had a minor shoe issue at the beginning of loop 2, so we rode this alone but he ended up only about 4 minutes behind us when he got to camp so we got to go out together for loop 3. I had assumed they were going to pull and had no idea they were catching up to us! Turns out he just needed to trim back his pad and then he came back out and was about 30 minutes behind. My friend said that his mare could hear us on the trail ahead of them and she was calling for Boomer.
We ended up mixing their mashes together because they wanted to share. It was the cutest thing I have ever seen! Boomer and Prima, sitting in a tree....
We finished! 100 miles in two days! All of the other rigs from our camping area had left (there were 4 of us at first) and we turned Boomer out to graze and walk. I gave him a nice head and ear rub.
Here is the best picture I could find to compare him before and after the ride. Doesn't look like he lost any weight at all! He learned to drink along the trail and ate much better once the bit was out of his mouth for the last 2 loops. I think those things made a huge, huge difference in his recovery.