Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
I to want my youngins to be out on the roughest, steepest, toughest, brushiest terrain. I have had flat landers that can't walk on flat ground let alone when we ride out in the mountains, or pick a trail going up and down hills. But the ones that we turn out come back and they know how to find water, maneuver the mountains, know where to put their feet, ect.
I find that it teaches them SO much....and what what happens with the wild horses who have mountains galore and hills....nothing. They are gritty and tough that is for sure.
So I am all for putting young horses on tough terrain.
Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.