Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I work on my riding in an arena because the trails have more cactus & rocks for me to land on if things go really bad. My little arena has dirt that feels like concrete, but at least it doesn't have spines!
Once my horse & are are doing it right - or at least how I want - in an arena, we can try it on a trail. I'd rather have the horse hit the fan over smooth dirt, no matter how hard, than on roads, near cars, surrounded by cactus, etc.
"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."