My intention was to do more ground work with Rosie, then some mounted seat work. Turning off the seat bones, half halts walk/trot transitions with one canter tossed in to just keep the lead work fresh.
However, when I arrived several other boarders were saddling up for a trail ride. They asked if I wanted to join them.. well SURE!
Told them I'd be riding Rosie and asked which level of trail we were riding. Was told Moderate to Hard !
Well I was game for it. This would be Rosie's first ride of more than hacking around fields since last summer.
We had 5 riders total, and one of them was on her purebred Percheron gelding. It was nice riding with someone the same size as me!
There is NOTHING like the feeling of 2000 pounds of 17 HH horse RUNNING up a hill!!!
At one of the water crossings the water was deep enough that the horses decided they just wanted to hang out. Rosie started pawing and splashing, which got the other Percheron doing the same! Lots of water spraying and lots of fun!
All in all was a really good trip out with her! She only hard spooked once and never ever refused anything I pointed her at! We were out for a little over 3 hours.
No pictures because of the difficulty of the trail I was worried I'd drop my iPhone... I really need to buy a small camera for trail riding. Anyone have any suggestions?
Oh as a side note.. I tacked Rosie completely including removing halter to put bridle on, ground tied!! All my ground work is really paying off I think.