Just got back from roughly the same ride I took earlier in the week. Except we went further and the snow was deeper, wetter, and a LOT heavier. Mr. Big had to work at times with snow just about up to his belly. He did GREAT!
He was also pretty fractious for the first part of the ride, again. I'm wondering if he's a bit barn sour and what I can do about it. He'll go where I tell him to go, but he doesn't want to--and let's me know it. Eventually he settles down but the first third of the ride, or so, was a struggle.
Is taking him out fairly regularly, going a bit further each time, a reasonable way to cure him? If "cure" is the right word? He's not REAL bad, but it is kind of a pain.
Hopefully this weekend we load up the trailer and take the horses to a real trail! I gotta call the state park and see how much snow they have--probably a lot less than here!
"Don't just feed it! Ride it!" And the People said "AMEN!"