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post #11 of 12 Old 06-29-2011, 12:30 PM
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Take it all in little steps. I am a goal setter...I would set a place in my mind on the trail (a significant tree, creek, etc) and say "we are going to ride to there and once we get there, we will turn back. If he spooks, I wont lose my nerve because it isn't that far and certainly he can handle going 1/2 mile into the woods. Accomplishing goals improves your confidence. Just make sure they are achievable goals.

Is he stabled by himself?
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post #12 of 12 Old 06-29-2011, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Good idea but he shares his field with 3 others but I can ride in the fields that surround his field. I think that is the way to go small goals first and not setting us both up up to fail by trying too much too quickly or aiming for something too big. We will be out there trail riding before we know it. Thanks for all the advice everyone. Will keep you posted.
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