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    09-15-2010, 08:55 PM
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Foal
First time on the trail... tips?

This weekend I'm planning on taking Spirit out on the trail for the first time. I have a feeling she'll do really well, and we'll be going along with her mom so I hope that will settle her down more. Just wondering if anyone has any good suggestions for taking a horse on the trial for the first time.

A little background on Spirit...
I got her in June, she was green broke and hadn't been ridden in a year. We've been working almost every day since then, and she's come a long way. She's a great horse and we've developed a really good bond, I believe that she trusts me a lot and I hope that will be a good thing for the trail. She is rather spooky, spooks at shadows, mailboxes etc., but once she is given a chance to calmly approach an object she never spooks again. Today I introduced her to a wooden "bridge" (just a board on the ground in the arena), which she initially didn't even want to walk near while I was leading her, but 15 minutes later she was being ridden over it and was completely unphased.
     
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    09-16-2010, 12:13 AM
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Weanling
My best sugestion is....the more experienced horses with you, the better. When I first took my boy out on trail I went with 2 friends of mine on their very experienced horses. I just followed along behind & for the most part, if it did'nt bother their horses, it did'nt bother mine. Of coarse it depends on the horse to. Also, try not to tense up when you're comming up to something scary., your horse will feel it & think theres a reason to be scared. Good luck!!
     

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