Particularly the first time you ever had your green horse out on the trail.
Horse and I have a hang up about trail riding. Its my dream to have him out in the mountains and take a gallop through a meadow but he's not the sort of horse who settles into new things easily.
Because I hope to take him out one day, I've done alot of prep work - in hand walks, emergency stops, etc. etc. etc. but despite it all, he still gets frazzled and truth is I dont trust to take him out.
So, Im wondering if this is just a normal step for a green horse and that Im the one to blame? Do I just need to bite the bullet and go or is there more prep work I should be doing (to be honest, there isnt much more I can do).
The times you've taken greenies out, was there alot of spooking, bolting, screaming (
), mane grabbing, PRAYING for your life
I'd like to read about the first time experiences if you care to share.