On Weds, I went out and rode Ashke in the indoor for almost an hour. We did simple walk, trot and canter in both directions, working on staying relaxed and slowing our gaits. His trot is becoming very floaty when he is moving slower. It was a very good ride.
On Thursday, we took T out to the barn and made him go on a ride with us. I found a way to the canal at the base of North Table Mountain. It was a decent ride, although if the mileage was correct, the Fairmont Trail or the Ralston Creek Trail could be 16 to 20 miles.
It is so green.
The grass was so long that it got caught up in the derailers of both bikes.
J was riding her Marlin, not Coyote.
Some of the trails were incredible.
There was a lot of Willow trees and the trees were overgrowing the path.
It was a great trail.
We stopped at a park and T played for a bit, then I pulled Ashke's boots.
He moves so much less tense when he is barefoot. I'm going to try only riding him in the gloves when it's real rocky.
We crossed two small creeks. Ashke walked very nicely through them instead of trying to jump. It was a good change.
Ashke was very up on the way back, but listened much better in the shank grazing bit.
Close to nine miles in just about two hours. And T even seemed to enjoy the ride.