Just wanted to share my excitement. :) I just got back from my first overnight horse camping trip ever. Sonata is 4 and a half years old.
She had to highline, and never had done it before. She was with 5 other horses and did it like a pro. Even figured out how to lay down and roll on it (when we were awake to watch) with no problems.
As for the trails- we did 4-6 hour trail rides, and she was near angelic. She adores bushwacking trails, so she was in heaven. She got to jump a few logs, cross wide flowing creeks- though she of course had to jump 4+ ft across a trickle of a creek, go figure! We cantered some trails- *much* harder to do than on flat ground.
Anyhoo, I am just super proud of her and wanted to share! :)