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post #1 of 9 Old 05-18-2009, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Trail Riding Blues

The last three planned trail rides that I was going to go on had been rained out. I have been sitting at the barn wishing it would stop ridding.
Last Sunday a friend of my mine and myself got the chance to go to the lake to trail ride. After spending a good amount of time to get things ready and got out to the lake we only got to ride for 45 minutes .

Since this was the first ride I had been on, I was really excited. The trails were very easy with one small creek crossing. The horse did really well except for the two times she sank in the mud and lost her footing. She sank in the mud that was on the path where it had looked like water had been running, not in the creek. She was calm through the whole thing and I accidently slipped off the second time. The end result led me to trust my horse more, but the breast collar I had on the horse broke .

Well that is the rest of the story.
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-18-2009, 10:58 PM
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i am sorry things have not been working out but there is plenty of time to hit the trails ahead..just look at the bright side it brought you and your horse closer together and that is a good days work
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-19-2009, 11:10 PM
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Velvetgrace, before I became a "fair-weather" rider, I rode in any type weather, except lightening storms. If the footing is good on whatever trail you are riding on, just wear rain gear and you'd be surprised how fun the ride could be. No bugs for one thing. Of course if the trails aren't solid and firm, especially in wet weather, than not worth chancing an injury to your horse or yourself.
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-20-2009, 04:33 AM
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I know just how you feel! I am a fellow okie and I am dissapointed that it rained almost the whole month of may! My horse was supposed to start training may 1st and she had to put it off until June. I was really dissapointed. But, it was for the best, I am looking forward to June and sunshine ahead!
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post #5 of 9 Old 05-24-2009, 11:50 PM
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It's been raining here on and off. Today was a rainy day! I'm getting mad at the rain.lol I don't really trail ride a lot due to shows but my last one got rained out!

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post #6 of 9 Old 05-25-2009, 12:52 AM
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Hey, could you send some of that rain down here to us? Its a dust bowl around here! lol
I miss riding in the rain...we don't canter or jump or anything, but just go trail riding and work on collection. Its nice and peaceful.
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post #7 of 9 Old 05-25-2009, 10:58 AM
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I would be glad to send the rain where you are.lol. I'm so sick of it, and the bad part is where i live we'll probably get none for the whole summer.

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post #8 of 9 Old 05-25-2009, 12:33 PM
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Velvetgrace, before I became a "fair-weather" rider, I rode in any type weather, except lightening storms. If the footing is good on whatever trail you are riding on, just wear rain gear and you'd be surprised how fun the ride could be. No bugs for one thing. Of course if the trails aren't solid and firm, especially in wet weather, than not worth chancing an injury to your horse or yourself.
Ha ha, I get called a fair weather rider a lot. I don't go if its too cold too hot to windy or raining.
I don't handle the extremes in weather near as well as I used to. Gosh its a bugger getting old

Velvetgrace, my mare freaks out when she has to walk through mud. I finally have started to relax and just let her do her freak thing. She goes through it just wants to do a little prancing. I guess she is too girly and doesn't like getting her hooves icky.


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post #9 of 9 Old 05-25-2009, 07:46 PM
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Just put a slicker on and go.
We rode all weekend in the rain


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