What age do you start your colts/fillies on trail rides?
Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:14 PM
Posted 07 September 2006 - 09:22 PM
Have Fun! It's great to start out a young one and watch them learn!
[ 09-07-2006, 10:49 PM: Message edited by: trails4me ]
Posted 08 September 2006 - 12:25 AM
Posted 08 September 2006 - 11:34 AM
I'll take them on short rides, about 45 minutes. Once they do well on the trails at home, they go around on small rides at different parks.
Most the time, I ride them by themselves around home, and when they go on their first few rides away from home, it's good to keep it a small group, just a couple people.
Posted 08 September 2006 - 03:36 PM
Posted 10 September 2006 - 02:40 AM
Posted 10 September 2006 - 05:21 AM
Posted 11 September 2006 - 08:15 AM
The land we rode on was private so it was safe.
I sure miss her.
Posted 15 September 2006 - 05:05 PM
Posted 15 September 2006 - 05:22 PM
As to the statement about their learning just as well in the arena as out on the trail - I think it hammers home alot of training out on the trail, and they learn better out than in. IMO. Don't get me wrong, they can learn it in the arena, I just think it takes twice as long.