Good Trail Horse Worth Its Weight In Gold

A good trail horse is worth its weight in gold according to Carol at Central Oregon Horse. We completely agree. Good trail horses are hard to find. Many trainers won’t spend the time and effort it takes to develop one. We like Carol’s criteria of a good trail horse.” They will quietly and safely negotiate stream crossings, wooden bridges, or rocky and steep trails at a brisk walk without prancing or throwing their heads. They don’t spook often and willingly try to do everything we ask of them. At the end of the dusty, sweaty, strenuous day they hobble or highline, relax (and not jump around nor try to paw a hole to China), will drink out of a bucket or creek, and are ready to go out again the next morning without a “cold back” or needing to be longed for 15 minutes. “

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