Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
We're strictly recreational/pleasure trail/off trail/road western style riders, but have great respect for all the disciplines. Each has it's own set of knowledge, skills, and challanges for both the horse and rider.
Over the years, I have met a lot of folks from other disciplines that would comment that trail riding is just a... yawn... lazy walk down a path... yawn... with the horse carrying you on its back.
I always offer to ride with them, either with their horse or one of our trail mares. Only a couple have ever taken me up on the offer, but every one that did left with a completely different attitude after a 3 hour ride through the fields, woods, and creeks, jumping logs, weaving through the trees, and going from the 'pokey walk', to trotting, loping, and galloping.
Bottom line to all those folks with an 'attitude'....don't knock it until you've tried it.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.