First trail ride...what to expect? Tips?
I plan on going on our first trail ride this summer with my friend and her horse. My family owns 12 acres about an hour from the barn so we were thinking of taking our horses and walking the perimeter of the property and through the woods and creek after we clear it out this spring, and get our path uncovered lol. I don't know if this is considered a trail ride, but I want to get him use to being away from the barn in a safe quiet place, rather and jump into a hilly, rocky trail for his first trail ride. I was told my horse has been on trails...but from the stories the owner shared, it sounded like he never left his property with the horses and would just walk around outside the couple times Apollo was ridden. Therefore, my horse has only been trailered 2 times in his life (hes 12), once to his previous owners house, with his mom at 4 months old, and once in December coming to my barn. He is not use to being hauled around and being in new places so I don't know how he will react. Is there any tips I should know before hauling a green horse out to be trail ridden? That is what I plan to mainly do with him, so I gotta get him introduced to it at some point...right?!
Last edited by shellybean; 02-20-2013 at 11:05 AM.