How to prepare for a horse's first trail ride?
I'm thinking about taking Indie out in the back field some afternoon if the weather is as mild as it was this weekend.. however, I'm not too sure if she's ever been in such an open space before. I know that the other riders at my barn take their horses up there, usually walk/trot with a canter or gallop thrown in.. so I know that it's horse friendly.
I'm just wondering if there's anything I could do to prepare her for it? It might not even end up being until next spring, but I think it'd be fun. I'd probably get my mom to just walk with us, just in case something manages to go wrong.
Should I take her up around the area on a lead rope first, just to get her used to it?
Forever loved, never forgotten; my beautiful Indie. <3 Hoofprints on my heart.