Originally Posted by VanillaBean
To each his own
I would go nuts in a ring. I spent alot of time there on jumpers in the 80's but now I couldn't spend a 1/2 hour without driving my self crazy.
I am a road runner. No bugs, usually good footing and where else can you get a 10 mile stretch to pick up a nice pace and just hold it?? I have had lots of horses afraid of cars but saturate them for a few weeks or months and they forget about them. If you have a good partner, one who protects you from danger it makes you and your horse more confident and suddenly those road runner aren't so bad.
As for trails once the bugs come out I avoid them. I also run the green belts in the city.