Tuesday was the first time I've taken Fancy to the Lake Mineral Wells State Park to ride. Mostly because I discovered after I got her home that she didn't know how to back out of the trailer. After a traumatic experience of her throwing her head hitting the roof of the trailer 3 times and scrapping skin off her head. She wouldn't get back in the trailer so I had a little work to do.
It is best for a horse to back out of a trailer as if you let them come out frontward they can run you over! Over the last week I had managed to get her to load and back out several times. Yeah!
My farrier (and friend) put on Facebook he was going to camp out at the State Park this week with 3 of his horses. One of which he was training to be a pack horse to take when he went hunting. He is also a hunting guide in New Mexico. He said anyone was welcome to join him riding. I was game!
I went out Tuesday (March 31) to ride. I took Fancy. She was so nervous she had worked herself into a sweaty foam lather just riding in the trailer! (Geez)
We finally get on the trail. We started off side by side as the trailway is wide in the beginning but much of the trail is narrow. Fancy and I take the lead.
She seem to enjoy it except for the rocks and there were lots of those. In her mind they were monsters waiting to pounce on her. Yes, it definitely keep me on my toes!
I've been trying to brush the horses some everyday as they are shedding their winter hair. This is how much hair I brushed from Clyde. Yes...he still has hair...and lots of it!
Have a good one!