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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
(my appologies for reply to both of your threads first.)
I've only been on one benefit trailride, and I had a blast. I guess it really just depends on who you are and what your horse's personality is like though, as far as your enjoyment.
With a benefit ride, you do have to realize that there are going to be some snarky people and most likely a few lunatic horses. Many people go on these sorts of rides without taking their horse into consideration- the horse gets nervouse, and the whole ride sucks for both of them. It's a lot of people and a lot of horses.
Still, if you have a well behaved horse, then you shouldn't have a problem. Need I warn you to stay away from horses with red ribbons in there tails? ;) if you've never been on ANY sort of trail ride with your horse before, remember that she/he might become overstimulated (unless it has had experience on trails before you had it) and may not act like it's normal self while out on the trails. If that happens, stay calm- sit well, and they'll eventually calm down. Try sticking with a 'been there done that' set of people, not the other newbies.
How long is the trail ride? If it's more than a few miles, pack a drink =] you'll get thirsty.
Overall, it really is a great way to enjoy your horse and other horse people. The scenery can be breathtaking and it's a great time to bond and just chill with your best friend. I personally enjoy all day trailrides with one or two buddies of mine, but benefits can be just a fun ^^
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