wow, you guys have some awesome riding places. *envy!*
Were I am, some of the creeks look ok, but they are made of what we call 'gumbo'. I am sure you can imagine what that's like. Horses get stuck enough to need a tractor pull them out. So I am leary. And I am usually riding alone, so doubly careful.
My guy will cross a creek that is nice and wide that we can both see is a nice solid bottom. My problem is those skinny one with higher banks--he won't step into them, he jumps. Which isn't a bad thing, but its how high he goes is my problem. He goes up so high and lands like a truck from a cliff. It hurts!
Any idea how to make him do that nice little hoppy jump some horses do instead of his massive launch?? For now, I just get off and and he does his thing, I jump on and we go.