I've been asking a lot of America lately with our online, liberty, and especially freestyle so I thought it was time for some relationshp building today. To do that, I loaded up America this morning and met a friend and her horse at one of the horse trails here and went for a trail walk. We had a relaxing walk, stopping frequently to allow the horses to graze for a few minutes while my friend and I talked. We covered sunny and shady trails, some with grass, some covered in leaves, others were near the river, some went up and down hills, and still others went through damp, squishy areas.
America was very calm during 99.9% of our walk. The only time her head came up above her withers was when we were walking by Lake Rousseau and some people in a boat went by. America was watching them intently then wanted to go to the waters edge to get a closer look. She was practically leading me as she confidently walked briskly towards the water!! She really WANTED to get a closer look at the boat and the people.
We had a really nice day, walked for about 3-1/2 hours then headed back to the trailers to relax a bit before loading up to go home. America loaded right in the trailer when asked.