While the ponies were away I did a bit of riding and leading with them.
This isn’t something I do often. For one thing, the hills at home are pretty steep and I do worry that the ponies will wind each other up, especially if we meet any traffic. However, I have less time at my disposal when the ponies are away and I knew that other people were riding and leading them with no issue at all.
I needn’t have worried either. The only problem I had was that when we pulled over for cars it was very difficult to stop Cookster (being led) eating and that seemed like a minor problem. We even managed to ride past a huge car transporter (not something we usually see!) barely rushing at all. I actually very much enjoyed my time with them both.