Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
I do with Rose every so often. If we're with other horses, she'll just stay with the herd. If we're crossing some difficult terrain, I'll give her her head and let her choose the best way...because of the footing. In the ring, she mainly just stays on the rail at a slow walk.
With Rook though, the only time that it's half-way safe is when we're riding alone. It is fun when I can do it with him, I've never had him stop to eat or wander off of the trail. When we're just in the ring getting some exercise, he normally just stops waiting for me to tell him what to do. He's funny when we're in there and I'm on the phone while riding him. If he feels that I'm getting upset by the person on the other end of the line, he'll stop and put his head around to my foot as if he's saying "are you ok?". When I hang the phone up, he goes on about his way.
Honary "HFA" member...That's right, I'm admitting it!
BTW....That's NOT rain on your windshield!!!!