Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
TBTrailrider, the general rule is over 30 days and unless you have something MEGA important to add then you don't ressurect old threads.
That said I'll now add my say. I too have ended up with a pony up to his belly in mud, I pointed him down a bridle path and he didnt even hesitate, then we sank. I ended up making him use the power of his back end (he had an enormously powerful back end) to essentialy jump his way out.
He was fine afterwards, I was shaken. This was a fully prepared and maintained bridle path that should have been safe.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT