If we were to do it.
Indigo is abit antsy, so I decided that I would take him for walks through our bushes before even attempting to ride him out of our property and on the roads. Because I would be bare back and if I got thrown.. well I would be abit in bad luck, since he is 16.2 HH and I can't throw myself onto a horse.
I want to take this slowly with him, and get him used to walking through these area's. This would be a good practice for him if I did take him, and I would strictly stay at a walk, or a trot if he behaves.
I may ask my friend who I am buying stuff off of, if she could lend me the girth and the saddle pad and such, and if they don't work out than I will send them back with my brother or for when she can come back out.. so I could take my saddle.
Any idea's to get him used to this ? I would probably have till Monday, I am worried though that she will come on Monday, and than she will leave on Tuesday.. but on Tuesday there is a 60% shower's which I know she doesnt have to much of a problem with,and last time it was supposed to rain it didnt... so ?
She does have a cellphone anyways too.. so any ideas ?
Indigo is really good, other than the head throwing, and I slowly started taking him through bushes... my house is right beside the highway and we ride close to traffic, but I still am afraid about cars riding right up beside him, but the road we would be on would be very dead for traffic.
Considering he is an OTTB, I am abit worried, and I have told my friend my horse might not be ready for this, because it would be a big step for him, and I have to think about my safety, and HIS safety most of all.
*cookies if you read this*