We started alone, up the road to my friend's barn. Cupid was looking around a little, but being good. We passed by all sorts of mailboxes and gates, pastures with horses in them, stepped up and down curbs, etc. no problem. Then we met up with my friend, who was riding a horse and ponying another. They are both mares, and give Cupid dirty looks if he gets too close but he actually was being very good and not doing anything annoying. Cupid was more relaxed following behind the other horses, and we walked on a loose rein most of the ride.
We did our first creek crossing. Cupid looked at it, but followed the other horses through. Luckily there wasn't too much water in it. I still think we might have a problem with rushing water, but it was good to get a little experience. He has always been very good with bridges though. We passed several hikers and joggers, and few other horses uneventfully. We rode for about two hours. We were under the trees in the shades most of the time, and just walked, but the horses were all very sweaty by the end.
|No better place than under the redwoods on a sunny day!|
|We crossed several little bridges|
|Something I never would have thought to look for, but am happy to have: a water tank in the trailer|
|Happy to be home|