Because when it’s 70 degrees, summer, and other than a haul out the day before, you haven’t been anywhere in 14 months, why NOT haul out for a trail ride at Fair Hill?
Any why not go solo?
What could go wrong?
Sunday I decided to take advantage of another day off and take Batty out to Fair Hill for our first solo trail ride…ever.
Honestly, I’ve never been big on the idea of solo trail rides, but if I don’t have people to ride with, why am I letting that stop me? So, solo trail ride it is…
And, it was a complete non-event. I rode 1 handed, holding the buckle almost the entire time. I let Batt choose our route part of the time…
We made no friends despite the plethora of trailers, stuck with our own plan, and didn’t even get too lost. And honestly? It was a really nice way to spend the late morning/early afternoon.
his groaning is a little special…
We wandered through trails and saw the sights, tackled bridges (!!!!) including the bridge that tried to kill both him and Remus last June, wandered through the covered bridge, and “galloped” through fields until we eventually “found” our way back to the trailer (with a tiny bit of help from google maps). The only thing that would have made the day better? Hoof boots. Batt needs a trim and his renegades don’t currently fit so he was a bit sore on gravel but whatever.
The covered bridge series… [this bridge used to be scary, but it’s been a non issue lately. people like to fish next to it and “jump out” which is spooky… plus people are always taking pictures]
This bridge caused so many headaches in the past. Including last time with Michele. Once when I was out, I had to hop off and beat him over. Not really, but hopping off and use of a crop was involved. And this time? We just walked over. I went the long way to avoid it and then decided to see if he’d walk over once I was at a point that it didn’t matter. Go figure…
We ran into a few horses along the way, no one could believe it was his first solo ride.
He was a VERY good boy.
Onto our next great adventure! (stay tuned for less fun updates about a horse who isn’t eating and may have ulcers again…)
What a lovely way to spend a day! And good on you for getting out and doing the thing even without a riding buddy.
DAMN I Miss Fair Hill so much (and you know if Remus was there there would have been BRIDGE ISSUES) HA. I am so glad you did this. We have trails nearby I need to check them out once cooler weather (and less bugs) arrives!
Looks like Batt is enjoying having a job again. Almost all my trail rides have been solo. Something about me riding at 6 am scares most people off 🤷♀️
Wow, go Batt! Glad you had a relaxing day off 🙂
That sounds like a great way to spend the day! Maybe you can connect with Emma to ride with? And great job on the bridges. I wish I could join you.
We’re going to try this fall. It’s a little bit of a hike for her (unlike the 10-15 minute drive for me) so we need to do some planning. You can plan a multi day haul to join us, right? 😂
awww this brings back so many great memories ❤ needs more repeats!!