Roady: Thanks for backing me up. I thought I caught a little bit of cruel sarcasm in that comment, but was not sure. It's ok to joke, but he took it way over with the breaking bones and drowning. Kind of insulted me, like I would actually put my horse in a situation that, that was possible.
Oh well, I won't let it bother me!
Celeste: It is so hot at this ride your horse learns to love crossing that river! Haha! When I first got my mare Leyna, she hated water. She hated crossing and she hated for me to sponge her. I kept practicing sponging and she would just take off. Well at this ride she learned to love getting sponged and she learned to love water! Lol Now there are horses that don't learn to love it, but they do learn to tolerate it bc it feels nice.
And the good thing with the endurance rides is you never have to cross something that someone else has not. Usually ride management rides all the trails with their horses and if not they will get out there and walk through river crossings or mud crossings to make sure it is safe. There has been plenty of times that I have come in off the trail and told the ride manager that some place on the trail was to dangerous and was going to get worse with more horses, so they go out there and reroute the trail.
QOS: As soon as you are able to ride again, we have to get you to another endurance ride!
And he would not have felt the need to lay down in this water. Haha. It was high enough already.