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    06-18-2012, 06:29 PM
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Yearling
First Trail Ride!

Walter had his first trail ride on Saturday. He hasn't had a ride on him since the show, May 13. Since then he has gotten his teeth floated, new bit, and moved barns (he's back at home).

He was absolutely wonderful, and I couldn't be more pleased. I think he really enjoyed it- he was lead horse all the way down. He went through mud and puddles, had the (big!) dogs following beside, behind and in front, and worked on woah, w/t/l. We passed two other horses, and a lot of cows, and he listened well when the dogs chased the cows and horses away haha.

I rode Wrinkles, who is 19, and hates going out. He tries to turn around the entire time, and walks slowwww. But once your turn to head home, his ears are forward and he's happy as can be! I have't ridden in a long time, so I am very sore. We rode for probably an hour, maybe longer. Did 4-5 miles maybe, or more. I don't know!

I will add pictures when I get home from work! :)
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    06-23-2012, 03:27 PM
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Yearling
Pictures! :)
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    06-23-2012, 04:48 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Sounds like you and the horse had a great time.....looks pretty flat out your way.....Glad things went well for you.
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    06-23-2012, 07:29 PM
  #4
Trained
Sounds like a great time. Those dirt roads look great. They look nice and smooth and like good footing. I wish I had a few like them. And no log trucks.........
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    06-23-2012, 08:59 PM
  #5
Foal

Woo hoo!! Glad you had a successful trail ride!! Your appy is a cutie!
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    06-24-2012, 01:48 AM
  #6
Yearling
It was relaxing- I was a little worried at first, as it was his first time, but super happy he enjoyed it.

The prairies are great- I love the flatness! The roads are pretty good, there are a few over that the gravel haulers are using that have been eaten up though, sadly.

We might do one more this summer, but not much more as he is young still. Next summer will be full of trail rides though!
     
    06-24-2012, 02:55 AM
  #7
Foal
He's way too cute!
     
    06-24-2012, 10:29 AM
  #8
Green Broke
We pulled the shoes of my wife's horse sunny.....letting his feet rest till Labor day.

The weather is heading into the high 90's around here, and the humidity is high as well. We're pretty much done riding till September....
     
    06-24-2012, 02:13 PM
  #9
Yearling
Is it nice to ride when it's that hot/humid?

Walter has a show in July, then out to pasture till the fall, when we'll prep for a breed show, then I have to decide where I want to keep him for the winter. I could be rideless all winter!
     
    06-24-2012, 02:16 PM
  #10
Trained
I never even thought of just admitting that it is too hot to ride all summer. I keep waiting for a cool day, making excuses, feeling guilty, etc. Eventually, maybe I'll just look at it as a lost cause. Or maybe I will get rich, quit work, haul the horses to Wyoming for the summer, and ride............
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