I live in Central Oregon, an area full of history, now experiencing new influxes of residents and businesses. This environment is wonderful for outdoor activities. My favorites are horseback riding and lake kayaking. When out on a trail, I often ride one horse and pony another, and my donkey follows us. Up ahead, my four dogs lead the way. When I’m on a lake, kayaking, my mini-aussie rides along and navigates from the bow.