Is your horse ready for the trail?
It is amazing to me that there are not more injuries and deaths of trail riders out there. People think because their horse turns, stops and is gentle to be around that it is broke. Almost every “problem horse” I get is a trail horse. A trail horse must be able to move their hindquarters and leg yield at the walk, trot and lope. They must have control of front quarters and have a good back-up. The better you and your horse have this foundation, the less likely you’ll see bucking, rearing, runaways, jigging and barn sourness. Yes it is extra work, but in the long run your ride will be safe and more enjoyable.