Finding new hacking trails

Teehee

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I live in an mountain area with a lot of fire breaks that are pretty good for riding... but they're kind of like a huge maze... Lately we've been doing some hacking in the routes I previously walked to make sure if they're rideable... but they are becoming a bit short... taking only 10-15 minutes if we trot, and was debating what to do...

When you go hacking on new routes you've never been on before (or your horse :) ), do you tend to physically walk it to make sure it's horsey safe... or do you just go where ever the wind takes you... and if you can't get through you just turn around and come back???

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fairlady

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Not so much now obviously because I am not riding my Youngster but we used to just go wherever the ride took us, if we couldn't get through somewhere, which was NOT often, we would just turn back and look for another route:D

As long as you stay in a general direction you should be ok, must say
we never had a problem. HAVE FUN, thats what its all about and who knows you may find somewhere fantastic to ride that you did not even know existed:D
 

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who knows you may find somewhere fantastic to ride that you did not even know existed:D

That's true... and I may even have to mark it down... because I may never beable to find it again!!! hehehe ;)

Something like turn left at big rock then right, then right again... or was it left???

Does anyone leave some type of marking with chalk on trees or something to remember which routes to take or to share with others... something like follow the yellow marked tree???
 
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fairlady

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yeah that sounds good:D To be fair I was riding through small woods etc., as opposed to Mountain Regions;)
 
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