Today we went on a little trail ride with some members of my barn and had a lot of fun!
My horse has been on trail rides before and is quite calm, but today he was VERY excited! He has this thing where, if he is in the back, he feels like he is getting left behind, so he freaks out and tries to catch up. Well, this is when it gets "good." None of the horses wanted to go through the big puddle (for petes sake these horses will
live in water in their pasture, but heaven forbid they can't go through when they need to), so we had to go around in the tree branches. Ok, not horrible.
On the way back, my horse was starting to get left behind, so we caught up. THEN, my horse swerves around one of the mares, and drags me under a tree branch, making me do the limbo LOL! I think he was just excited, we haven't been on a trail in months, but I'm thinking that we will be trying to get him through puddles (you practically need a boat to go from place to place, but school was canceled due to flooding, WOOHOO! so there is lots of puddles) and the next trail ride I think I will keep him in the back!
Do you think that is a good idea, or should I just keep him where he is more comfy? I know he shouldn't swerve around people, so maybe the next ride keep him in the back so I won't hold up the rest, and then the next one just let him be where he wants? What do you guys think?
Thanks in advance!