Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I agree with Smrobs and the others who say - let your horse take you home.
I've gotten lost before, and it's not fun - well, I get lost alot but that's while I am driving, I don't know my North from my South. I LOVE MY TOMTOM!!!
....but anyways.......when I moved out to the Fox Hunting/Eventing Facility a few years ago, I got lost out on their trails. When I say trails, I mean trails.......hours apon hours of trails going this way, that way and everywhere else. These trails are what the Fox Hunters use, so there is plenty of space to wander on, and easy to get lost if you don't know your way around.
I'd say about a day after being there, I got lost. I went out alone and couldn't figure out where I was after about 1 hour into the ride......I let my horse go, and he took us back to the barn.
I dropped the reins to the buckle and said "lets go home" and he did it. Of course stopping here and there grabbing mouthfull's of leaves and branches and whatnot he could wrap his lips around - but we made it home nonetheless :)
At that particular barn, there is this large White Board hanging up in the middle where everyone tacks up - and on there you write your name and where you're going and what time you left and how long you think you'd be gone.
If you aren't back by the given time, they are out looking for you anyways - because of how massive the area is - so even if we didn't get home, they'd of found me eventually....