Yes, but it has been years ago. I took the horses to Colorado 3 times and we took them several places around here and to southern Missouri. Those horses are dead now so the horses we have now will have a learning curve. Shirley used to ride quite a bit and liked it but, since she is down to one kidney she doesn't want to take a chance riding and injuring it. She likes to camp and that is why we went ahead and bought a trailer with living quarters. Our plans are to start going places and camping with the horses as soon as her health improves. What your doing sounds like fun and I'd like to try it. I didn't know there was a trail down by your house. After you do the first ride we need to talk so you can fill me in on what to expect.