I read somewhere that show horses take to the trails like ducks to water, and I can honestly say that I believe that more than ever now. We went on another great trail ride, this time at Taylorsville Lake State Park, with Mary Jo and her terrific seasoned trail horses Romeo and Cruiser. I got to ride Cruiser, so that Cindy could take Fiz out on a real trail since she wasn’t able to go last time we went. We had tougher trails including some rocky inclined paths, narrow paths, and trails by the road. Our boy was a champ, and just went on like it was no big deal. Our American Saddlebred is a perfect example of the versatility and willingness of this breed. So before I go on running my mouth about how incredibly proud I am of our horse and the fact that he is simply amazing, I’ll just put some pictures from our ride down here and call it a day.
We thought it would be fun for Fiz to go out on a nice relaxing trail ride. We went out through a corn field on some cleared paths and he behaved very well. The scariest thing in the world to him is apparently a giant mound of gravel, with which Fiz was very unimpressed with. Barking/running dogs, rabbits, trees, tall grass: all fine! Mound of stationary gravel: It’s going to eat him alive. Cindy got to do the honors and ride him on his first trail ride-in an english saddle! Don’t laugh, it’s the only thing we had with stirrups short enough to fit her short legs! Don’t they look cute??