Haha, MLI, you and your mare sound a lot like Cricket and I.
Unfortunately, in the Sandeigo Riverbed, we don't get a lot of "sound of music" fields. Hahahaha I wish we had some, though! Our footing is pretty good, so we haul ass quite a bit. Cricket loves to GO GO GO. What I love the most, however, is how she can go from a walk, to a trot, to a canter, to a dead run, and then back down again without throwing a fit, or giving me any hell for it. She loves the trails, and she listens so well. Some of my friends have to constantly be on their horses mouths in order to get them to behave on trail, but Cricket and I just kick it. Loose rain, ditched stirrups, and life is good.
My boy puck, theres a fallen log over by the pond we swim in, I love to jump it on the trail. Cricket loves it too =)
"I was eight years old, and I've never forgotten her face when she told me about watching you ride. She told me she saw you, and your horse was dancing in the moonlight."
-- A.C. Crispin's "Sylvester"