Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hitting the Trails

Today we met up with Kat, the owner of two Icelandic horses at our barn, and her friend Megan. We decided to go trail-blazing, and check out some areas we hadn't explored before.

We got a pretty early start, but the day was already warm as we made our way off Cathi's property. Steen was mellow starting out, and happy to lead the way until we got to the scary section between the corn and the drainage, at which point he hung back and let Kafteinn catch up.

We continued out the gate and onto an easement that led away into uncharted territory. We had a nice long trot before we turned onto a meandering double-track.

Unfortunately from there we ended up on a lot of gravel, and though we were hoping to find an alternate route back to the barn, none presented itself.

Still, it was a great ride. We were out for an hour and a half, and Steen behaved beautifully the whole time. He was happy to lead or follow, and responsive to me at all times. He did get pretty hot and tired, but that's understandable.

Ride Time: 1:30
Horseback hours YTD: 81:25

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