I bought a 6 year old AQH/TB gelding 5 months ago and I am determined to ride him solo on trails. The barn where I keep him is in a county park which require riding along roads and crossing traffic areas to access trails. I have started riding him a little farther out each time, but something always spooks him and I am afraid to go too far out. Are there any tips to quiet him and help desensitize him to all of the "scary things" he will encounter along the way? I am a cowboy(girl) at heart and I have to be able to get lost in the woods for hours. I am bored with the arena. Thanks!!