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    10-05-2008, 07:08 PM
  #11
Zab
Yearling
I'm glad to hear you liked it!
It sure is wonderful! Feeling the strength and power beneth you while being in lovely nature :) Or just slowly ride on narrow paths on a calm horse with steady hooves.. We have a ridge/hill-thing here, it's just so wonderful riding there.... and now when they're done taking hay from the fields around our house, I have large grassfields to canter or train on :) I just love it!

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Originally Posted by Moxie
I went on my first trail ride a few weeks ago, as you read, and even though I had a difficult horse, I had a great time! We went again last week, I on a different horse, and I had an even better time!

We have trails around here that go threw woods and open grasslands, I have even seen fields that have been groomed for horse trails. It's hard to say which is the most popular between the eventing, western gaming, jumping and trail riding etc.

I know that once I buy my first horse, I will be using him/her for mostly trail riding. I know that when I'm riding, either it be in an arena, or on the trail, my worries melt away for that time being, and I can think of nothing else but being on the horse, and feeling it move beneath me. It's safe to say that's why a lot of people ride, to get that feeling.
     
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    10-09-2008, 11:23 PM
  #12
Weanling
I try to ride my horse where ever I can, he isnt an arena horse and doesnt like to go in a boring circle, he actually cooperates with me out on the trails than in an arena, he's a holy terror in the arena, but a dream on the trail, which is fine with me I don't really like the arena either theres more to horse riding than being in an arena (no offense to anyone)
Your pic is you and your horse!!!!?? No way!! Where do you live?
     
    10-10-2008, 07:36 AM
  #13
Yearling
http://www.elftown.com/stuff/DSC_0203.JPG
That is so beautiful, who took the pics?
     
    10-10-2008, 02:43 PM
  #14
Zab
Yearling
Its me and a borrowed horse; Kirran. :P my own is away to learn some things about carrying people on his back x) And that's our backyard, as I like to call it :P Some fields outside our house that belongs to the farmer who owns the house..(we rent it for lifetime, kinda)

It's in Skåne, southern Sweden :P My dad held the camera (I made sure it had the right settings x)

Yah, I like the trail better too. But I've started liking to work on the dresage bit too :P
     
    10-11-2008, 07:25 PM
  #15
Foal
I live in engalnd and trail riding is called 'Hacking' over here..I don't know why, I think 'hacking' is a stupid word! Haha! =]
     
    10-11-2008, 10:34 PM
  #16
Trained
We ride for pleasure and ride just about anywhere. On trails, off trails through the woods, on the road, around fields, and through neighborhoods, ...even to the grocery store. I think it is more enjoyable to just saddle up and ride rather than spend all the time to load the horses and drive them somewhere. Many people prefer trailing their horses to parks, though, usually because their horses are not used to cars, bicycles, and such.
     
    10-12-2008, 07:01 AM
  #17
Zab
Yearling
Hannah: heeh..I've heard that too..:P I wonder if the word ''hackamore'' has something to do with hacking out.. x) and ''hack/hacka'' in swedish means ''chopped/chopping'' x)

Painthorsemares: The horses here has to get used to it..:P no big parks or so to get them too.. x) Most people have more problems loading than anything else..
     
    10-13-2008, 07:36 AM
  #18
Foal
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Originally Posted by Zab    
hannah: heeh..I've heard that too..:P I wonder if the word ''hackamore'' has something to do with hacking out.. x) and ''hack/hacka'' in swedish means ''chopped/chopping'' x)
Yeah it means the same in england too. For example "he hacked that bit of wood up"
so I don't know we use it for going out on a ride =s..maybe it is something to do with hackomore like you said, but who knows! Hehee
     
    10-13-2008, 07:59 AM
  #19
Zab
Yearling
:O You're chopping your horses to pieces, that's why it's called ''hacking out''! XD
     
    10-22-2008, 04:44 PM
  #20
Weanling
Hey Zab,
There is an girl from Sweden staying with my aunt,
Her name is Amanda
She came trail riding with us a few weeks back.
I have a couple of pics
Her holding my hrse Jet and then her on Redman
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