I am tired of taking a beating on a trail ride.
It's supposed to be fun. I thrive on it but my knees, lower back and hips are paying dearly. The natural aging process has begun to influence my love of trail riding -- and I am not ready to give in to it. A higher quality, smoothly gaited horse will help.
This is a time in my life where I can finally concentrate on myself and my riding partner.
Kids are OK, work is where I want it and I have earned the quality time to stay "fueled up" for everyone else who still needs me. Others have comfort food and a lake house. I have my comfort horse and barn.
Some things are learned the hard way.
There is a correlation between an inexpensive horse and surprises in safety and the higher priced well-trained horse and calm, predictable safety. I am no longer taking chances. I have too much to lose. Period.
We've heard nothing but good things about the trail riding stock of Gaited Trail Horses of Missouri
and, more important, the care and time these folks put into the horse/rider matching process.