Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: British Columbia, Canada
I would take someone along with you for your first time out with her, and just keep in mind that she may need some time to adjust. I don't think it's about readying her, though, because you can't exactly tell a horse "we're going on a trail now," right? She will rely on your own feelings in order to decide how she, herself, should feel, so keep that in mind--if you're nervous, she will have every reason to be, too. All I would say is to prepare yourself. Be ready for everything and anything, and though I won't say expect the worst (too much of an optimist :P ) try and read the surroundings as you approach them to pick out anything that might be scary to her. Give her time to adapt, and be sure to reassure her if she does get worked up. And, if you can, return home on a positive note! You need to make sure it's a good experience for her, not a bad one!
I'm sure you'll do great. C:
sing out, sing out !
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