I've been planning a beach ride, with Tarra, for a little while now. We were finally able to coordinate our schedules and headed off this morning. I had checked the tide and the weather and all looked good. We arrived to sunny skies and no wind!
Emi trouped through the trails to the beach and once we were out there she took the lead and sauntered along. She was so calm and good! Mystic is limited to walk work at the moment so we walked about an hour down the beach before turning back. On the way back Emi and I broke off for a few minutes and did some trotting and a tiny bit of cantering. I should have done that before I'd been riding for an hour as I think she was a little tired at that point.
We had several chances to go through various pools of water and also went into the ocean a little bit. She was really good about it. The first 3-4 times she thought about stopping to paw (maybe to roll) but I'm getting a bit more wise and I kept her feet moving. By the end of the morning she was seeking out the pools of water and stomping right on through.