First forest trail ride on the pony

First forest trail ride on the pony

Post by sallyjavalo » Thu, 24 Nov 2011 05:41:24


Now that riding buddy and I are reasonably sound, hunting season is
over, and I had ridden Barron enough to be comfortable, we headed to
Limmerick Forest for our first trail ride.
We used Riding Buddy's trailer, so it took about 7 minutes for
Nubarron to load - ramp type as opposed to my step up.  He was soaking
and shaking when we arrived at the forest, 20 minutes away from home.
However, he settled quickly once he was unloaded, so we decided to
proceed with our ride.  It was a lovely 50 minute ramble through the
bush - some wide trails and some narrow single track trails.  Barron
was a bit suspicious at first at being touched by the brush, but after
a snort or two, decided that he would not be eaten.  We had a lovely
calm stroll.  Couldn't ask for better.
Five minutes to get him loaded for the ride home, and he was perfectly
calm and dry when we got there.  R-B is leaving her trailer with me
for a few days so that we can improve our trailer loading technique
with hers as well as my trailer.
it is getting cold though - time to dig out the winter weight gloves
and boots, as the leather gloves just are not warm enough for
November.
sallyj
 
 
 

First forest trail ride on the pony

Post by Ruffia » Thu, 24 Nov 2011 10:27:19


Quote:
> Now that riding buddy and I are reasonably sound, hunting season is
> over, and I had ridden Barron enough to be comfortable, we headed to
> Limmerick Forest for our first trail ride.
> We used Riding Buddy's trailer, so it took about 7 minutes for
> Nubarron to load - ramp type as opposed to my step up.  He was soaking
> and shaking when we arrived at the forest, 20 minutes away from home.
> However, he settled quickly once he was unloaded, so we decided to
> proceed with our ride.  It was a lovely 50 minute ramble through the
> bush - some wide trails and some narrow single track trails.  Barron
> was a bit suspicious at first at being touched by the brush, but after
> a snort or two, decided that he would not be eaten.  We had a lovely
> calm stroll.  Couldn't ask for better.
> Five minutes to get him loaded for the ride home, and he was perfectly
> calm and dry when we got there.  R-B is leaving her trailer with me
> for a few days so that we can improve our trailer loading technique
> with hers as well as my trailer.
> it is getting cold though - time to dig out the winter weight gloves
> and boots, as the leather gloves just are not warm enough for
> November.
> sallyj

Glad Barron continues to please you!

Mikki

 
 
 

First forest trail ride on the pony

Post by JJ » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:41:28


Quote:
> Now that riding buddy and I are reasonably sound, hunting season is
> over, and I had ridden Barron enough to be comfortable, we headed to
> Limmerick Forest for our first trail ride.
> We used Riding Buddy's trailer, so it took about 7 minutes for
> Nubarron to load - ramp type as opposed to my step up.  He was soaking
> and shaking when we arrived at the forest, 20 minutes away from home.
> However, he settled quickly once he was unloaded, so we decided to
> proceed with our ride.  It was a lovely 50 minute ramble through the
> bush - some wide trails and some narrow single track trails.  Barron
> was a bit suspicious at first at being touched by the brush, but after
> a snort or two, decided that he would not be eaten.  We had a lovely
> calm stroll.  Couldn't ask for better.
> Five minutes to get him loaded for the ride home, and he was perfectly
> calm and dry when we got there.  R-B is leaving her trailer with me
> for a few days so that we can improve our trailer loading technique
> with hers as well as my trailer.
> it is getting cold though - time to dig out the winter weight gloves
> and boots, as the leather gloves just are not warm enough for
> November.
> sallyj

Sounds wonderful!  Good job to you both.  JJ