A few weeks ago I went to the local state park with a couple of friends for a day of horseback riding. When we ride there, we normally walk the trails for a while before heading to the field. The field is expansive and inviting, and it’s where we like to speed things up. This time, however, we went to the field first, and I silently wondered why we always rode the trail for several hours before we went to the field.
It didn’t take me long to figure out a very good reason for doing the trails before the field! The two horses my friends were riding thought it was time to race the Kentucky Derby. They were prancing and ready to go…and in just a few minutes, my horse was ready to go with them! It took everything we — the riders — had to keep the horses from just taking off full speed. [Read more…] about Bucking the System