I have been wanting to take my gelding on the trails behind my house but its a bit overgrown (not too bad) and hard to see whats under each step. It is uneven terrain- I know from ATV riding and walking it. It is flat, but has some grass pathes higher than others, has some weeds, and has a few dirt holes. Are some horses better at not falling and tripping than others?
The other question is, my landlord wants to fence in behind my house where there is a lot of grass. But like previously mentioned, its uneven terrain. She is not the most knowledgeable person. I see dangers for a horse tripping, getting stuck in a hole, or worse. I have done enough research to know we'd have to disc the whole thing, roll it out flat, and then reseed, fertilize, and then let it grow 6-12 months. Is it as dangerous as i'm imagining? I just think of how many people take their horses on mountanous and uneven terrain on trails, does this differ greatly?
Anyone have a suggestion for bringing this up kindly? Ultimately, she is trying to move a 1 stall barn with tack room and shelter to my property and fence in the entire back of the property. This includes trees, sloping trails, rock.etc. I would LOVE to have the barn that close to me, right now its roughly a one block walk to their 5 stall barn (all on property) so not too bad. I'd rather walk than harm my horses.
Can anyone help me with these questions?