Hi I don't have a very big property to really do trails on but we are still by ourselves so im ok, but what I really want to know is what are some safe and fun things to do out on trail I have a 14 hands white quarter horse his name is badger if you go to my horses you will see him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The beauty of a trail ride, is the trail ride itself is the obstacle. There is always something along the trail for the horses to deal with. Just take the opportunities to work with your horse as you see the various challenges along the trail. Don't always take the easy way around.
It may be stepping over logs
It may be dropping off steep side hills
Or Scrambling down off ledges
A good trail horse needs to trust the rider and go where you point him. They may think they know the better way, But we as riders should have the better understanding of what the trail holds and which way we should traverse it.
Painted Horse - I always love to see your pictures!!! They are fantastic.
Trail riding is a big obstacle course - depending on where we ride we may have to turn around a small gate with a slim piece of ground to hairpin turn on so we don't fall down a drop off, a few weeks ago the horses went through a turnstile to get out of Cattail Marsh - that was fun stepping over logs, crossing the little bridges, crossing water - all are fun to do and good training for the horses. Every area will have different challenges - get out there and just ride!