Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Johnson Creek, WI
I am very excited for spring to finally come so I can get my new OTTB out on the trails. I think he's going to love it. He's not very spooky and when he does spook, he comes back to me very quickly. My Dad's family trail rides a lot and they have very dependable trail horses so they will show him the ropes.
I'm not sure yet about overnight camping. I've hi-line tied before without problems, but never really felt comfortable with it. He's 16.3 so none of the inexpensive portable fencing systems seem to be tall enough to contain the taller horses. I don't think I could sleep at night with a 16.3 jumper basically on an honor system with those little tiny posts on those portable corrals!!
I completely agree that it depends on the horse. My best friend's OTTB should not be going on any trail rides, especially with her on him. Just like horses, some people are not suited for trail riding either!!
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