Hey Guys! Before I get into this post, there's a few things you should know. First off, the writer of this post is Stephen. :) Theresa and I do most of the horse training and riding around here and over the years of working and playing with horses we have learned a lot of facts. Some fun... others.. well you'll see! :)
Beware of riding horses on the beach; something about sand may cause your horse to (quite suddenly) collapse and roll. When they get back up, you have to run for it or you'll get sprayed with a thick wet mess of sand!
If riding a mule, and mule wants to go home, and sees nothing but open field ahead, mule might just dump rider and fly home... (I've had first hand experience with this one! :))
Watch out for little rope eating ponies.
If horse has spring fever, there is a risk of them exerting it while ridding. Varying results may or may not leave rider in the ditch...
Certain horses have the need to smell every piece of litter they pass on the road, which can really slow you down.
Never make the mistake of getting on the horse backwards, cuz it just happens most horses don't like that.
Watch out for bunnies, they like to wait for the perfect moment and then charge at horse/mule. Results can be quite fun until you hit the ground! :)
While apple picking, horses can be very helpful to get those apples out of reach, just make sure you give the transportation/ladder one. ;)
Be careful with creeks--even little streams, because if pony decides she doesn't want to get her hooves wet, you might be in for an awesome leap!
Some certain pony's have quite a bumpy trot and if you don't have a good seat and no saddle, you might just bounce right off...
Oh and one more Fact:
If you're not the thrill seeking type, just ride your horse in deep snow...
Ok, there are a few of the facts we've learned and as you can see we have learned a lot:) and (most the time:)) it's been quite fun!
Well, nice talking with you, but it's time I get back to work. Right now we're preparing for sap season, so there's lots to do!
Have a great day!