I don't know that anyone will care to read this, but I guess that is not what a blog is supposed to be about. Anyway, apparently you are reading this, so, thanks. I welcome any comments.
I have had horses for a couple of years now, but just recently took them on my first away-from-home trail ride. The experience was great.
I had a hard time getting Bob on the trailer. I just had to stay patient and firm and kept lunging him until he finally went without any major problems (if you call taking an hour to load no major problem). My Chrissy girl loaded first with no problems.
Me and a non horse owning friend went to East Fork near Murfreesboro. (By the way, I'm looking for some people to ride with - my wife don't ride.) Everything went very smoothly. We had a great time. The trails weren't anything to get overly excited about, but not bad. The main thing is that it is close to home and for my first couple of trips I think that is a good thing. Sticking close seems wise for my first couple of trips until I (and the horses) get down the whole routine.
I am definitely looking to try some other places and venture out a little further as I gain confidence. I did tons of trail riding and camping with four wheelers and dirt bikes when I was younger. My goal is to ride Big South Fork. Eventually, I want to camp with the horses, maybe even a pack trip. But for now, I am content.
I Thank God for keeping us safe and for all His blessings (especially my first child, which is on the way!).