I've been considering taking my horse out to a local reserve where they have nice, easy trails set aside for riders.
He used to trail ride when I first got him but hasn't done it in about 4 years, so I was wondering what can I do in preparation for taking him back out on trail?
I know he's going to be a little spooky when he gets off the trailer in a new place (this all depends if he can actually fit in my friends trailer) so what can I do to calm him down before we set out? I wouldn't like to take him away from the trailer until he's mostly calm; has a tendency to buck when he gets excited, and I don't much fancy a face full of dirt.
My friend own a very experienced very bomb proof horse who happens to be buddies with Phoenix so she said she'll go so that should help. Anything anyone can recommend for a safe and hopefully stress free first trail ride?