” Training outside the box is something AQHA Professional Horsewoman Lynn Palm does with all her horses in training, especially competition horses. Trail riding is an opportunity to strengthen the bond with your horse by overcoming new obstacles together and encountering situations not found in an arena setting.” She gives a list of 40 Trail Riding Tips at the American Quarter Horse Association webpage that all new riders should read. Palm says to always be prepared to expect the unexpected. We wholeheartedly agree! Part of the fun as well as the benefit to trail riding is overcoming situations that suddenly come up. These experiences make for better riders and more importantly better horses!
Trail Riding Makes Great Training For Competition Horses