I rode all three Boys today. It was simply beautiful out. Warmish--somewhere in the 70's, sunny, and with a nice breeze...although all that looks to be deteriorating into cloud cover even as I write this.
I took Chance out first, heading out at once to the trails. At this rate, he will never really be trained as a dressage horse, but he surely will be a nice trail horse. We went out back to the lake, took the trail around it and came back through the woods. The excitement? There was a fallen tree on the trail back and I asked Chance to jump it. He did from a nice little trot and then cantered a little after. Our first jump out on the trail!
Here is he relaxing after the ride.
When I told Toby I would just take him for a short ride in the woods, he wasn't quite sure. But then he let me put the halter on and we had a nice 10-15 minute hack along the short trail.
Tucker was actually quite interested in being caught, as I'm not sure he liked being left out. I decided to ride him first in the arena and did some trot work before a bit of a workout in the canter. The wind was picking up a little and I didn't want him feeling too silly out on our ride through the woods.