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badger101 01-03-2013 12:01 PM

what are some fun things to do out on trail
 
Hi i dont have a very big property to really do trails on but we are still by ourselves so im ok, but what i really want to know is what are some safe and fun things to do out on trail i have a 14 hands white quarter horse his name is badger if you go to my horses you will see him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D:lol::D:D

Painted Horse 01-03-2013 07:51 PM

We practice on just about any obstacle we can find.
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n/100_0018.jpg

Sometimes that means coming off and getting wet
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...wstone-017.jpg

Sometimes it means going thru tunnels
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n-2009-073.jpg

That are perched on Mountain sides
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...n-2009-071.jpg

TrailheadSupply 01-04-2013 02:28 PM

I just hate getting wet !!! lol

Painted Horse 01-04-2013 08:52 PM

Yep, that mare stumbled on big rock under the water and the rider slide right off.

Sometimes we squeeze through tight spaces
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...WildHorse1.gif

Sometimes we practice on rocks,
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...WildHorse6.gif

We practice crossing bridges
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p.../SB-Bridge.gif

And we practice on boardwalks
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...ing-Bridge.jpg

Pattilou 01-05-2013 12:58 AM

Painted horse great photo's , says it all !

Painted Horse 01-05-2013 12:00 PM

The beauty of a trail ride, is the trail ride itself is the obstacle. There is always something along the trail for the horses to deal with. Just take the opportunities to work with your horse as you see the various challenges along the trail. Don't always take the easy way around.

It may be stepping over logs
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...3-Downhill.gif

It may be dropping off steep side hills
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/Dropping.gif

Or Scrambling down off ledges
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...fel-ledges.jpg

A good trail horse needs to trust the rider and go where you point him. They may think they know the better way, But we as riders should have the better understanding of what the trail holds and which way we should traverse it.
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p...t/100_0006.jpg

alexis rose 01-05-2013 12:07 PM

I love those photos! I would love to go on a trail ride with you!

QOS 01-07-2013 02:04 AM

Painted Horse - I always love to see your pictures!!! They are fantastic.

Trail riding is a big obstacle course - depending on where we ride we may have to turn around a small gate with a slim piece of ground to hairpin turn on so we don't fall down a drop off, a few weeks ago the horses went through a turnstile to get out of Cattail Marsh - that was fun :-) stepping over logs, crossing the little bridges, crossing water - all are fun to do and good training for the horses. Every area will have different challenges - get out there and just ride!

DancingArabian 01-07-2013 10:17 AM

Color me jealous! The only obstacle I come across is convincing my horse that everything blocking our path doesn't require a million foot high over jump!
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phantomhorse13 01-07-2013 05:05 PM

Sometimes you don't even need obstacles, you just need a horse who is a pill. :rofl:

Rode several miles today over fairly boring terrain and I feel like I ran a marathon! For every step we went forward, I think he did 2 or 3 sideways. It was like riding a tilt-a-whirl. Silly pony!


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