Just thought I would share my experiences with you, Heck, it might even make you want to go there and ride( if you live in England of course)
On Thursday 14th, I was in Bournemouth visiting relatives. It was my birthday a week ago and ii didn't really do anything, so My mum booked me a suprise treat! She booked me and my sister in for a ride in the New Forest. Was sooo hapy and excied, but nervous as, a) I have had bad experiences out hacking, and i'm not that keen.
B) I get very nervous when riding a hrse for the first time, and so I wasn't sure how much I would enjoy t really tbh. But anyway on the thursday we went along to this place (lovely weather it was) and suddenly all the nerves came jumbling out all at once. I said to my mum 'I reeeaaaaaally don't want to do this. I'm getting nervous' But my mum just told me not to be so silly and it would all be okay. I haqve only ever ridden a 14.2hh horse, and the one I would be riding was 15.1. I was ooo scared, but anyway I got on the horse and she was soooo lovely. She was black, and called Daisy. She was supposedly one of te more laid back horses on the yard, but had lots of energy, since it was a 2hr private hack for experienced people only. But it was only me my sis and out guide. So anyway, I went out on this ride, throuhgh forest and fields, but on a track, and it was soooooooooooo fun. We had to canter loads and stuff and everything. I had such a good time, I am going again next year on the same pony, and I am really excited, I reccomend it to EVERYone! Jut look into it, it is really fun! (: