Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Well, my mare and I did our first solo trail ride over the weekend! She's normally very herd bound and barn sour and for the first time she instilled her trust in me and went out willingly without any problems. She was calm and quiet, curiously looking around, but definitely enjoying herself. I must say, I was waiting for the deer, turkeys, squirrel, something to come out and spook her...
What came out of the trees, a balloon! A red, white, and blue, shiny balloon. Freedom looked at it like, "what the heck is that?" BUT, it did NOT spook her! She looked at it and kept going! A groundhog came out of a log and stood in front of us, she looked at it, didn't really like it, but did not spook!
It was such a great feeling being able to go out alone and know that she trusts me enough to not spook and wait for my direction! So proud!
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