Originally Posted by Baylee
We haven't done a whole lot besides going to shows, working on Halter, and just putting around at home. We've been doing some conditioning about two weeks ago but it was just a lot of trotting and walking. We've never taken her on the trails though
She's the only horse we have now and I'm not sure how she would do in a trail setting.
My experience (for what it's worth) is that variety makes for happy horses. The first few trail rides with my gelding were tough, but we always go with my daughter's horse who is a super trail horse and he feeds off of her. He's getting to the point where he's eager to jump in the trailer and go away from the walls and fences. Find a buddy who has a good trail horse, and who knows good beginner trails...you may not be a beginner, but your horse is, and you want an easy trail so that you don't find yourself in a situation your horse can't handle. Most of my friends who barrel race use trail rides for conditioning and put hardly any time around the barrels once their horse knows the pattern.