So I am just starting to trail ride as I have always been in the arena before. I am wondering how long everyones average trail ride lasts? When I think of going for a ride I think of being gone several hours, but it seems quite a few of the people at my barn are happy with an hour.
Saturday I went for a ride with my boyfriend and our barn manager. We went around 10 miles in total, we just guessed by the roads we traveled. Now we didn't have an amount of time planned out or even where we would go but we were gone about two and a half hours. We didn't plan on being gone that long as none of us had water or anything but a cell phone.
I was just surprised that when we got back people were surprised we went so far. To me it seemed like a good starting distance for my older mare who is just being brought into work. Now it was a little long for my boyfriend who hasn't ridden in a few years but the horses were fine. My ideal ride would be 4-6 hours depending on how hot it was.
So with longer rides what do you usually bring with? Other than water for us humans, what do you bring with for the horses?