Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I'm sorry that you and your friend got into a fight :( Venturing out on your own is always scarey, and those "What if's" always go through your mind.
The more you get out there, the more exposed the both of you will become, and hopefully, the more confident you both will get as well :) I am not saying that you should just buck up and get out there alone - because you have to stay within your comfort zone, and awknowledge your fears, but there are ways that can help you feel more "comfortable".
Is there anyone else you can contact who would be willing to trail ride with you? If not, do you have someone at home or at the barn that you can keep in contact with? My friend, when he goes out on his own, has walkie talkies. He carries one, and he leaves the other with the BO - so that if something were to go wrong, they can keep in touch.
Also, notes - notes help. Stating where you are going, what time you left and if you are not back at such n such time, send help. Two way phones also, if you have access to that?