Benny and I went to the mountain trail course on Saturday. He loaded like a dream both times and I can tell that hauling is becoming much more routine for him. It's amazing the difference that practice can make.
Unlike our trip last year, I didn't spend any time leading Benny through the trail course. I hopped on and warmed him up in an adjoining arena for about 20 minutes before heading in to the trail ring. He was overwhelmed to start and I gave him a few minutes to look before asking him to navigate the obstacles. The longer we worked the more confident he became. Bridges, water, narrow trails with rocks and logs, you name it and we did it. It was so fun. He confirmed what I already knew...he's a great trail horse! I enjoyed watching the video when I returned home because he has such a cute expression. I'm so thankful to have him.