When I dreamed about a horse, it was mostly because I wanted long trails outdoors. Saddly for me, things are a little more difficult, as my beloved mare isn't really the most willing horse. Let's be honest: she's ok to follow any other horse everywhere in the world and is barely affraid of nothing. But, put her alone on her own, it's a different story.
Basically, she can go all around the world but she'll go backwards, even in a hole full of water, no worries. Also if you dare to insist on direction, she'll go up in the air.
|It's a firm nope.|
|This picture celebrate one of our first galop on a solo ride (minor the photograph who was on foot)|
So now that you know, let's share our actual playground!
We are on a swamp who's half a protected area for some local fauna & flora but also half an agricultural area. 'Cuz in France it totally make sense to allow farmers to pollute and expand pesticide plus allow hunters to go kill in a protected area.
Also, as it's a swamp, every path runs alongside little water canals.
For my mare who really dislike water, it was really challenging first. Usually she jumped every water-like things from puddle to trickle of water. But not any more, or less than before.
In summer, your main adversary will be the farmers, as they can be everywhere in the fields working or puts scary things in the fields to fight against birds. There's a lot of them, from crows to herons.
|Or maybe let scarry colorfull chairs behind? Who knows!|
|(you want to discuss scale of gigantic nature?)|
In spring/autumn and winter your main adversary will be hunters and mud. But there's a lot of tarmac and rocky roads too, so you'll always found a path.
That's also time where you get rids of all thoses crops, and can take a run into the fields themselves or enjoys the mountains more!
|end of Spring|
Autumn remains my favorite season, by far.
What I do love the most about our trails are the white topped mountains...
And the lake!
It's not really far from the stabble, and it can be very crowded between fishmens and families but it's simply a beautiful place...
You've got everything there:
|Little galloping line|
|View on Mountains|
A big thanks to Emily and Lynx for our daily horse rides.
And all my other friends that did came with us on foot or cycle all along! They are the photographs were credit goes ;)