Join Date: May 2012
Location: Manitoba, Canada
It was gorgeous here yesterday, it's different every day it seems. I'm not sure what it would be in Fahrenheit but in Celsius it was 18 yesterday and sunny and today was 11 and cloudy/raining. We still went though.
It was a great ride - well, I'm sure not everyone would think so - she spooked and dumped me on my butt but at least she stopped and came back to me right away and nobody got hurt.
She was exposed to so many things today! There's a building in the park near where people park their trucks and trailers with a little canteen and restrooms, and they were roofing it so there were construction workers everywhere and lots of noise (drills, saws, hammering). There were LOTS of deer on the trails (I think that's what spooked her, though I'm not sure), and we went through some muddy/boggy areas, a tractor with a big bush mower came by us on the trails too. She spooked twice, I fell off the first time and the second time I performed a spectacular feat of wrapping my entire body around her neck but I didn't fall off, lol! She REFUSED to go through the mud, so I got off and led her for a while but we got through it.
I'm sure a lot of people would think that was a horrible ride (add in the cold and occasional rain) but it was great, I think it was really really good for her to encounter all those things and realize that she'll live through them (and so will I)!