Now I have been on multiple trail rides with Vegas but it is on the back of were I boards property. He has a nice pace and wants to lead the pack. He is alert and aware of his surroundings. Needless to say he has spooked more times in the round pen then out on the trail. I am trying to prepare him by riding him everyday and taking on the trails and doing basic ground work. I have been cracking branches (which do not even phase him) and crinkling pop cans and even attached my water bottle to his saddle and it was swinging around hitiing him and he was totally fine. I think he will be alright because we just had a wind storm here in Ohio and there are a lot of trees and branches down covering the trails. We walk up to a long and right next to the log is another branch, he gets his hoof stuck inbetween the two and doesn't panic (it took a lot for me not to panic, I stayed calm). He figures it out and carries on. Is there anything else that I should do to get him ready for this ride? I will be crossing a creek with him, but I had him walk through a deep avoidable large puddle at the barn and the water didn't seem to bother him. But I know that is not a creek.