Just reporting that I had a nice long trail ride this afternoon through the valley floor including at the neighbour's place. Very pretty ride, here's some of the scenery (composite from past shots):
This is the actual ride map:
The "pathfinding" along the animal tracks through the bush is great fun for both of us - Sunsmart really loves that kind of terrain, and choosing routes through it. He's good at it, so I let him. The best part today was coming out of the end of that bushland section, near the property boundary, where you turn right and go up the hill. The horse said, "May I?" and I said, "Of course! Wheeeeee
!" and off he galloped up the hill, and I had the wind whistling past my ears - it was great!
...especially since I am speed limited on my own two feet at the moment due to a stress fracture https://www.horseforum.com/member-jo...post1970716561
. So it was lovely to be going fast. I'm also allowed on the bicycle, and my husband and I are going for a training ride in the morning where I plan on going fast to make up for all the slowcoaching I have to do on foot at the moment...
After our merry gallop, it was walking alternating with fast trotting, all the way home. Happy horse and happy rider.