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....
Proud owner of 13yr old Paint Gelding, Bali! <3
Last edited by BaliDoll; 11-19-2009 at 09:36 PM.