Anybody else love long walks on leadline?

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    10-30-2011, 05:47 PM
Wink Anybody else love long walks on leadline?

I don't ride due to medical issues and other reasons, but I have a pony and I do alot of things on leadline with him. I'm constantly trying to find new things to do with him, but lately i've found a ton of enjoyment in simply taking long walks on the leadline. It really gives you some good bonding time with your horse or pony, and it just gives me tons of time to think. I suppose riding is the same way. I wouldn't know because I havent done alot of riding myself since my health took a downhill turn but I used to trailride occasionally before I got my horse.
I personally get good fulfillment from the simple everyday barn life of grooming, feeding, leading etc and im working on other things such as lunging etc.
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    10-30-2011, 06:14 PM
I spend a lot of time leading my youngsters around. I take my weanling and yearling on "trail walks" quite often. It's relaxing, good exercise for me and good exposure to new things for them.
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    10-30-2011, 06:14 PM
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Good for you! I also love days where I just have those sweet grooming/walking/bonding times when riding isn't possible - I used to think that I would be "slacking" somehow if I wasn't riding at least 3x's a week, but now that I have her home, I love the quiet times just as much while I clean her shed, fill her trough, etc. I talk to her about the weather, what a "good girl" she is, etc. as I do my tasks. I also love being with her in her shed as it's pouring down rain, and all is nice and dry inside. We'll just stand there sometimes looking out as I stroke her mane... Lately, we've been enjoying doing halter work, and she "asks" me to work with her by walking up to our usual groundwork space in her pasture and stands there waiting. So glad you're taking advantage of all of the other horse joys despite recent health problems - keep up the good work!
    10-30-2011, 06:14 PM
I feel ya!
Instead of trailriding, I like to go for trail walking
I enjoy it a lot!

Love the vision you have about it all, I totally feel you there
    10-31-2011, 12:24 PM
I do love going on long walks with my mare! Sometimes I meet people who are puzzled why I don't ride on her and just walk. I love just being with her without special work, just happy with her presence :)
    10-31-2011, 12:37 PM
I used to do long walks with the yearlings and two year olds before they went to the trainers, but this is a wonderful idea! I think I might start taking Chip and Nick for walks with me. It certainly won't hurt them to be without each other for an hour, and it would get me exercising too.

Thanks for posting! I like the idea
    10-31-2011, 12:52 PM
I walk and run with my horse from the leadline... I think its better than riding :) but just a preference... great bonding
    10-31-2011, 01:19 PM
There are lots of times I walk my little mare right along side my dogs, used to get some funny looks but people got used to it. Kids love it, they get to pet a horse and dog at the same time But it's relaxing, I love just enjoying the company my mare has to offer ^^
    11-01-2011, 12:17 AM
I love taking my mare for walks. It's a great way to condition her while I get some exercise too, and the hills we find are great to jog up and down. The trails ensure she sees a lot of new things and so far, she's proven extremely curious and brave.
    11-01-2011, 01:55 AM
For the first two months that I owned Aires, trail walks were all that we did. As a result, I now have a two-year-old who isn't phased by anything out on the trail.
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