Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I've spent 12 months now working on turning Mia into "just a trail horse", including hiring a professional trainer. She is 12 now, and a year ago wouldn't lift her foot up to clear a rock, because she didn't understand that sometimes the ground isn't smooth. We are currently working on short solo trips into the desert. Maybe by next summer, she'll be an OK trail horse.
And if someone asks, I'll say, "She's just a trail horse!" And only I, and my immediate family and good friends, will understand the pride in my voice...
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)