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.