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    11-18-2009, 04:25 PM
  #1
Yearling
Recent Trail Rides anyone?

So Saturday was the most recent day we went trail riding. We rode up the road to the neighbors house. They have over 500 acres with nothing but a fence on it. So here are some pictures of that:

This is a view from sitting in the saddle, haha, so this is what is feels like to ride my boy:


There were only three of us (me included):


It was just a large grassland with a pond and a few creeks lower in the hills, but it was breath taking to see the vast wilderness of no human life, you know? That's why we all love trail riding so much


And this was my B.O opening the gate after the ride. I didn't take many pictures, but his horse is a stallion, the other one my bf rode is a mare. That horse is 7 yrs old, best behaved stallion I have ever met!

     
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    11-18-2009, 07:21 PM
  #2
Weanling
Aww them pictures are so cute. I always love seeing pictures through the horses ears.
I had a wheel cover on my 4X4 once that said
'The air of heaven is that which blows between the horses ears'
I think its true.
     
    11-19-2009, 07:26 AM
  #3
Weanling
Nice pics. We haven't be able to ride, still getting over 6+inches of rain. But hopefully we'll get out this weekend. But it's suppose to start raining again tonight.....
     
    11-19-2009, 11:05 AM
  #4
Super Moderator
Awesome pictures!
I'm envious of how flat and open it is where you are...I think if I was there I'd be too all together too much cantering because that's what you do here, any flat open area = cantering/galloping. Haha

I haven't been able to go on a trail ride in a while. =( I don't have anyone to go with and I don't feel comfortable taking Lacey out very far by herself because she gets really explosive (which would probably be solved by taking her out more but since I'm scared of what she might do I don't think that'll help solve the issue, haha).
     
    11-19-2009, 04:46 PM
  #5
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Wallaby    
Awesome pictures!
I'm envious of how flat and open it is where you are...I think if I was there I'd be too all together too much cantering because that's what you do here, any flat open area = cantering/galloping. Haha

I haven't been able to go on a trail ride in a while. =( I don't have anyone to go with and I don't feel comfortable taking Lacey out very far by herself because she gets really explosive (which would probably be solved by taking her out more but since I'm scared of what she might do I don't think that'll help solve the issue, haha).
Do you have any other 'safe' horses you can tke out with her.
Im not to sure how you ride but sometimes if you don't feel safe taking one horse out on her own coz she is a little fizzy then maybe take another horse with you and lead rein that horse whilst riding the one thts fizzy. The safe horse will help calm down the one with issues and will also usually put her in her place if she starts acting up. That way you have a little security taking her out on her own.
And remember to have fun riding her else it will always be something to worry about and not to look forward to :)
     
    11-19-2009, 07:46 PM
  #6
Super Moderator
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Originally Posted by jemmamalone    
Do you have any other 'safe' horses you can tke out with her.
Im not to sure how you ride but sometimes if you don't feel safe taking one horse out on her own coz she is a little fizzy then maybe take another horse with you and lead rein that horse whilst riding the one thts fizzy. The safe horse will help calm down the one with issues and will also usually put her in her place if she starts acting up. That way you have a little security taking her out on her own.
And remember to have fun riding her else it will always be something to worry about and not to look forward to :)
Yeah, see her bff who was the horse that I would have felt completely comfortable doing that with was put down a few months ago.=( All the other horses at Lacey's house are either really spooky and friends with Lacey or ones that would be calm but would be an issue with Lacey (since she's a low man on the totem pole). =( I used to do that a bunch with her bff though and it worked really well.
Oh yeah, I have tons of fun riding her, most of the time. Haha

Good idea though! =D This summer Lacey and I are going to be working at a camp with lots of trails so hopefully I'll be able to get her out on her own pretty often and help her be more comfortable with being on her own, then we can return to the issue of roads (since she's pretty good on an actual trail but not so much on roads, what a weirdo) once we get back home.
     
    11-19-2009, 10:34 PM
  #7
Weanling
I don't have any photos, but on a whim I went on a little adventure yesterday. Now, before people tell me I am an idiot for going alone and everything, I do know it wasn't the *best* judgment call on my part, but Bali is really solid- more so when other horses aren't around in fact... which is a great trait, as y'all are talking about up there. I enjoy that he doesn't have to be with other horses to feel safe out there, I am enough. :) (and he's brave and loves adventure! Heehee) It was only a 40 minute ride.

I went with a bareback pad on this trail that I had never taken (yes see this is that part that was dumb, but I am a good rider, he's a good horse, and people knew we were going!) off the back of our boarding barn. He was excellent and I was THRILLED!! It wasn't the most gorgeous ride, we're in southern california so after about 10 minutes I was behind a subdivision of ugly houses, but it was very hilly, windey, and rocky, so it was a good work out for him. :) He didn't flinch once.... actually, it was funny because some birds flew out of a tree and I got scared and he sorta just stopped and put his ears back like he was making sure I was okay! Hahaha <3 I love my horse!

I want to take him out a lot more... he was a show horse for most of his early life, but he's so quiet yet curious that I think he would make a great trail horse now that showing is out of the question....
     
    11-20-2009, 03:01 AM
  #8
Yearling
Hey Balidoll, why would anyone take issue with you riding on your own? I ride on my own all the time. Some of my best rides are on my own, I can decide where I am going, how far and how fast - I love it. I think it is great that you got out on your own!
     
    11-20-2009, 10:10 AM
  #9
QOS
Green Broke
Thanks for sharing the pictures. It looks like the coastal plains of SE Texas!

I wish I was brave enough to ride out on my own. I am working on that. And I am talking in the back of the ranch - not to a strange place! Working on it!
     
    11-20-2009, 03:45 PM
  #10
Weanling
I am saying that because a lot of people at my barn judge me for it, I think they are jealous, but they say it's really dangerous and irresponsible because if something were to happen to me, or my horse, I'd be alone. I'd obviously not go out miles and miles from home, or not tell anyone where I was going. My horse is the most broke horse at the barn, too, so I think they are jealous ;) haha! They also criticize me for riding him bareback with just a halter from the pasture to the barn.... *sigh*
     

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