But one question though, if your horse is known to trip and fall, why are you taking him out on rocky grounds especially rocky hills? That's asking for problems. Have you had the vet out about this? it could be that he's so off balanced that he can't go down slowly also. I do hill work with all my horses and if they aren't properly balanced they go down really fast
Not that I'm trying to make excuses... But he *has* been a little better tripping-wise lately.
I think it was becasue his feet were being cut too long. I got a new farrier, so his feet have been cut a little shorter than normal. I naturally always kept them long because he is gaited and out of tradition, however, he gaits perfectly fine without them long so I left them short.
Could be the reason I dunno. (but I'm pretty sure ;)
Thanks guys, I will *first* try the 'keeping his mind busy WITH horses around' before I try the riding by myself. It sounds plausible.
I actually really like riding solo, and he is much better behaved that way. That can be the next thing to try. I know our trails like the back of Sunny's hoof so I won't get lost
As for buying MORE tack? Gads. I'd like to not do that ;) And the cutting off the air flow dosen't even sound safe
. When you're in the mountains 2600 feet above sea level, you need all the oxygen you can get. No room for error.