Summertime Challenge: Explore New Territory
Summertime is right around the corner, and that means that there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy some time with your horse. I’d like to offer up a summertime challenge for you: Explore new territory with your horse this summer.
As riders or horse owners, we sometimes become set or settled in our spaces. We school the same movements, ride the same trails, and do the same things. But the equestrian world has so much more to offer us, so make an effort to step outside your comfort zone this summer and try something new.
Here are a few potential ideas for you:
Tackle New Trails
Call up a friend and head out on some new trails that you’ve never explored before. Be sure to bring a map and a compass so that you can find your way back. Maybe trailer out to a different trail, or even make a weekend of it and go camp at a site a few hours from home.
Try a New Discipline
There’s plenty of new territory to explore when you try out a new discipline. Is there a particular discipline that you’ve always wanted to try? What’s stopping you? Look for a reputable trainer experienced in that discipline, and explain that you’d like to change things up a little. A trainer may have a school horse available for you to ride, which can help to teach you the ins and outs of the discipline as you learn.
Learn About Massage
Equine massage is a great tool to help keep your horse healthy and comfortable, and there are many ways to learn about massage. Consider enrolling in a local weekend course, or get together with some friends at the barn and schedule a massage therapist to conduct a workshop at your barn.
Pull Those Shoes
Have you been debating about transitioning your horse to barefoot? This is a great time to make that leap and pull his shoes. Cavallo Horse Hoof boots are the answer to keeping your horse comfortable and protected through any terrain at any speed. We at Cavallo are always here to help – call us toll-free at 1-877-818-0037.
What ways do you plan to explore new territory this summer?