We got lost on the trail today!
My daughter and I went trail riding today. We had a couple of other friends going with us (people who knew the trail better), but they both backed out on us. Not wanting to miss the chance to ride, we went on anyway. A while down the trail, you have to turn off into the woods to get to where we are going. Well evidently we turned at the wrong place. We kept riding deeper and deeper into the woods. We had to ride through briars, bushes, vines, etc. We knew we were off the trail, but was hoping to run into the right one any time. I finally whoa'd my horse and looked around and realized there where no trails in sight...just woods. So I did what any smart trail rider would do and gave my horse his head and let him find his way back to the barn. He knew exactly the right way to go and we made it home safely. On the way back home, my daughter said that she had heard people talk about how horses can find their way back home, but never believed it until today. My daughter learned something today, so to my way of thinking, we had a very successful trail ride. Not to mention that both of our horses proved themselves to be very very good trail horses by dealing with that difficult terrain without fear and hesitation.