Trail Riding: More Than a Walk in the Park
Trail riding is a pursuit that is often presented as "no big deal." Just saddle up and hit the trail! But in reality, taking a horse out on the trail demands many different skill sets, as well as an established level of emotional comfort. Sometimes teaching your horse the required skills for trail riding addresses relaxation, but not always. How can you tell these situations apart? What is the real hole in your horse's training? This Session will piece together this complicated puzzle and look at trail riding through a double lens of skills acquisition and behavior modification.