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.