Thought I`d put this up, this is my heroine, a 9 year old mare. This is her during the recent trip across the Cheviot Hills. These hills straddle the border between Scotland and England. They were the scene of many battles and the home of some most notorious miscreants!
These hills have been fought over, argued over and generally been the place where thieves, brigands and other fortune hunters have thrived!
Nowadays its a paradise for riders, although there arent many who do. Over here Trail Riding isnt the “thing” its the show jumping, dressage and all other arena type stuff. Its such a shame! There cant be anything more satisfying than having a horse you can ride with confidence, over any terrain. We call it “Hacking out”. Thats the general term. But the skills required to do this are many, and varied, from coping with vehicles, gates,rivers,ditches, logging machines, etc the list goes on! I`m probably talking to the converted, but this horse does the lot! Then she carries me as well!
Not to put too finer point on it, she was worth all the effort, time and patience to get to this stage. Oh? And by the way, Gracie is no slouch in the speed stakes either! But dont tell her that!