One of my favourite things about being here at Red Oak Farm is being able to ride outdoors again. While I was so in love with the luxury of the indoor arena at True Prospect, after 6 weeks of riding solely indoors, we were all getting a bit of cabin fever. 40 minute jog sets around and around an arena start to get pretty mindless after your 3rd or 4th horse for the day!
There are miles and miles of purpose made trails around Bridle Creek, which are regularly graded to keep them in top shape for hacking and fitness work.
Most days, my job is to either hack out the upper level horses to cool them down after they’ve done flatwork, or doing jog and canter sets on the horses’ fitness days. I’ve been riding out nearly every day and there are still plenty of trails that I haven’t had the chance to explore yet… And yes, I’ve managed to get myself lost a few times!
I have to admit to having a serious fangirl moment the first time I got to hack out on Mighty Nice and Mr Medicott… It’s not every day you get to go wandering in out such picturesque surroundings on seriously elite horses 🙂
Rarely do I get to see life through this perspective (I’ve never been horseriding) so thanks for sharing this lovely post!
Wow! I can’t believe you get to ride these horses!! I’m having a serious fan girl moment, too. And Icabad…how cool is he?
Icabad is awesome! He’s such a nice little horse to ride, and so quiet too… A family of deer ran across his path the other day, and he just kept on trotting. Such a dude!
You’re one lucky girl! That’s amazing! The trails are stunning! I adore the sign just quietly. 🙂
I am really jealous! Those trails look amazing 🙂 Thanks for sharing.