Alright I know I posted about Houston yesterday but now I get to brag about the baby horse’s first trail ride! One of my favorite things about having my own trailer is that I get to go on fun adventures whenever I want to as opposed to having to wait for someone to invite me somewhere. I also love getting to offer friends rides now as I feel like I am able to payback all of the times that friends over the years have helped me out!
On Friday I was out at the barn riding after Houston’s vet appointment and I was talking with a fellow boarder about going to a local park for a ride. Turned out that we were both going to be free on Saturday so I asked if she would want to bring her steady eddy out with Annie for her first real trail ride. Banjo was the perfect companion and even let Annie follow in a very friendly fashion (read she had her head smashed between his buttcheeks) in the beginning.I did opt to keep a halter on Annie for the ride and my friend kept my lead rope in her saddle pad just incase we needed it – better safe than sorry!
Annie got off the trailer a little excited but quickly settled and then seemed to really enjoy the experience. She was awesome! I really want to get out again! For people local to my area I would definitely recommend Bowie Park as a great option for trail rides. There are a number of trails open to horses of varying lengths. I can’t wait to get out there again and maybe even tackle the perimeter trail!
Do any of you like to go out on trail rides? When I was younger I went on a trail riding camping trip and while I don’t want to camp anytime soon I would love to go somewhere where I could stay in a cabin or something and trail ride a few days in a row – nothing too intense though. Any ideas? 🙂