|All hosed off after a hot ride|
Trax is so much fun to ride, he is different that any other horse I have ever had. Sometimes we throw him and Killian in the trailer and run up the road to some state land and ride up towards the Casper Mountain. There are cows up there and Trax is all cow horse. He can smell them from a long ways away, and his whole demeanor changes. His ears go up and you can see him looking all around searching them out. If you drop the reins and give him his head, he will go straight to them. He's a cow working fool. Sometimes I wonder if the reason he enjoys it so much is because he is always the bottom rung horse in the herd. Pushing cows gives him someone to push around!
One time Tom and I (that's my boyfriend) were riding up
|Tom on Killian|
My favorite gait on him is the "million mile trot" that I mentioned earlier. It is not a fast trot, where you would have to post to ride comfortably, but an easy trot where you can just rock a little with him and he can surely cover some ground at that pace.
So anyway, I am glad I finally got to ride yesterday. Now I just need to get the other three out and about a little bit too. Its no wonder they are all getting so fat. They don't get near enough exercise!