|Trails? I'm not so sure about that...|
Now the problem was getting back on my 16.2 horse. I'm only 5'2" so there was no way I was doing it from the ground. I kept walking, past another scary area with water on both sides, until I found an old concrete pillar to stand on. Charlie had no problem standing still while I clambered up on the block and then onto his back. Good boy!
Going home I wasn't originally going to let him trot but he was being very respectful so I let him out a little and we had the most comfy floaty trot ever (it helps when your horse is trying to make himself bigger haha). We walked back up the scary entryway by the ring without incident, around the cross country course looking at all the jumps we would one day be doing ourselves, and I had a quick trot and canter in each direction around the outdoor ring (another first).
|Working in the outdoor ring|
|I did it!|