I park, change my clothes, and walk down the aisles to the babies....On a good day, I'm greeted with deep, low whinnies and stares, as they watch my every move, and scan me for a bag of carrots or some treats. On a bad day, I'm blown off, and sometimes not even acknowledged until I pull one of them out of their stalls. I swear they talk.
I greet all three, Hatchet, Rio, & Regina, and then visit with my barn friends and their horses. Our barn has a small arena, but really, I seldom ride in it. It's juuuust barely big enough for 2-3 people to ride in, but really perfect for a quick turnout (so you get the idea...tragic). Besides that, I grew up ONLY riding in arenas, NEVER out on trail, so the rebel in me wants to constantly be out!! I usually tack up whoever I'm riding, and go out on the trails!
Los Angeles Equestrian Center (LAEC) has a really nice perimeter trail. Yep, you guessed it, it goes around the perimeter of the center. See it down below? Bridle Trail...
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So, as you can see, depending on the amount of time I have each night, it's really easy to find places to ride. The Center is always a buzz, so it's never a dull moment!