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        04-27-2011, 11:16 PM
      #11
    QOS
    Green Broke
    Gorgeous gorgeous ride!!! OMG I would have my heart in my throat...I am such a sissy if I think I am in a place where I might fall!!! LOL I am just a wienie!!
         
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        04-28-2011, 07:22 AM
      #12
    Foal
    They are just a hardwood mix of maple, ash and beech. Maybe a few oaks and cherry's as well. They are fantastically covered with color in the fall. Great pics of your country, although I probably would have some hesitation at going up the snow covered trail you have in the last pic.
         
        05-01-2011, 05:45 PM
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    Weanling
    How steep is too steep, is also a major function of the horse,
    And/or rider.
    Many horses can not, or will not, work well on steep slopes,
    Other take to with ease.

    Ditto, a lot of riders can not, or will not, be at ease with steep
    Slopes while others have not problem.

    I've also found horses can manage much steeper slopes without
    A rider than they can, with one, especially a timid, or inexperienced
    Rider.
         

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