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post #1 of 12 Old 08-07-2009, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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There's nothing better...

There's nothing better than getting out of the arena, going on a nice trail ride and having a good gallop on your horse after a stressful week. We played in the creek, did some nice stretchy trotting, cantered through a huge puddle, chased a chicken, and just had a blast exploring and goofing off. I love my horse. <3

Hope this post isn't considered spammy, but just thought I'd share.
And I'm sure there are lots who'll agree.

It was just such a nice ride.

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post #2 of 12 Old 08-08-2009, 03:25 PM
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You're lucky you can do that. That sounds awesome.

I've had the worst week, I'd kill for that right now! haha
I am just dying for my lesson tomorrow.
But a trail ride would be awesome.
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-08-2009, 07:11 PM
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Very fun. I absolutely adore trail riding cause there is so much fun stuff to look at, explore, and experiment with. Plus a good long gallop will certainly take your mind off any stresses you have. ;p

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post #4 of 12 Old 08-09-2009, 03:47 AM
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Definately! I have been babying my horse because of his back issues, so haven't ridden him for about two weeks... This week the chiropractor didn't show for his appointment and I found out I have to wait another week for my new saddle... I instructed all day at PC today and jumped on him to ride home... He was just so good. Doing a nice long trot and comfy lope on a loose rein... Definately made me feel good after a long disappointing week!

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post #5 of 12 Old 08-09-2009, 12:43 PM
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That's awesome to hear! I love days like that, they're so refreshing & nothing's better than a nice day off to just play!

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post #6 of 12 Old 08-10-2009, 12:38 AM
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I wish my horses were quiet enough to do that with. ;D My guy stopped dead and pivoted back to the barn last time we tried to gallop. That was real fun. lol You're very lucky.

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post #7 of 12 Old 08-10-2009, 12:55 AM
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I love riding and just being with horses :) My friend and I have been exploring trying to find a good galloping field. I am very excited
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-10-2009, 01:44 AM
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Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
Plus a good long gallop will certainly take your mind off any stresses you have. ;p
Absolutely. It's the closest thing to flying away.


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post #9 of 12 Old 08-10-2009, 10:59 AM
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I have had the sh*ttiest weekend of my life! I could SO use a nice gallop through some water right now.

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post #10 of 12 Old 08-10-2009, 11:10 AM
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I agree, a nice hack through the field, across the stream,maybe jump a few logs is my favorite stress reliever.
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