Originally Posted by smrobs
I understand that it is fun and exciting to lope up hills, I do it often. But it is always my choice when we do it and when we walk. Everyone does things their own way and prefers different things I just don't want to see anyone get hurt.
Same here. Our mares know when I've given them free rein to pick their own speed for fun and when I want them to walk/trot/lope.