Journey hit the road today for a little while, mostly trail work though because of the on hand boots not fitting. I can't see buying her a pair until she has a couple of trims as I expect the shape of her hoof to change somewhat. She came with a standard flat trim, and I mean flat! She had her first trim using wild horse principles (mustang roll, quarter scoop) this week, but the transition is going to take some time. She is good though on woodland trails, just very tender over rock, so I'm keeping her time on the gravel road to a minimum.
Our ride today was for an hour. She did have a melt-down at one point, wanted to go the way she wanted, and we worked at it until the fit was over and she has some bend instead of that bracing NO I'M NOT GONNA neck! You will see in the photos she was traveling kind of high headed. I keep pondering on how to get that vertical bend at the poll...my little bag of know-how isn't working as yet.