This is my first post on the horse forum, so I hope I do it right. My horse lives alone. I ride him Mon, Wed, Fri and I just started riding him for the first time in 8 months. During those 8 months he just hung out in the pasture and we did ground work such as longing and playing around. But I started riding him and it is just so lonely riding alone. That is pretty much the reason I stopped riding him the first place. He loves trail riding and that seems to be the only thing that motivates him to work, but I want to make riding more fun for him and I and get him engaged at home, so we don't have to go down dangerous road (which he seems to like) to get him happy about being ridden. I want to get back into dressage and jumping like I used to for years but I need help getting started. Does anyone else ride alone? Without any trainer or anything? I just need some help to make riding more fun for him and I.