crossing a rocky river
On my ride yesterday, I found a trail that I could go on all day if I can just cross the river. I have no problem crossing water or soft ground usually. In this place, the river bottom is all broken rock. From fist size to a foot across, lots of stones. The river bed is about 30 feet across; the part with water is about 1/2 that. The water is low enough that I can see everything as clear as a bell.
I was going to lead my girl across it the first time, but even with that I'm wondering if it's a good idea. Some of the rocks have "river green" on them. If I walk across barefoot, I know some rocks would be slippery. Will this be too slippery / loose for a horse? Or can a horse figure it out? She's pretty tough and I can take her a lot of places, but this would be a first for both of us. I took her right down to the edge yesterday, but chickened out there.