Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Central Missouri
Horses can go where you would not imagine they can go, BUT, they do it much better without a rider. Like Jon said, nothing wrong with walking if you question the trail at all. Much better to be save than OOPS, we just fell of the mountain. The more you ride the more difficult trails, the more you'll learn what you can and can not handle. Although going up is much easier for the rider, it is much more difficult for the horse.... Before you tackle some of those very steep trails, make sure your horse is conditioned for them, and most of all stay out of their mouth.