We planned to ride the Loop Trail which takes about 2 hours and is fairly level, following a stream through the canyon. Jackson had not been on the Loop Trail since last March due to his sore feet.
He met me at the gate. He thought a trail ride was a great idea.
Half way through the canyon, the trail becomes very rocky and steep. He slowed waaaaaay down and began walking gingerly and carefully. Then he just stopped and looked at the trail with a miserable expression on his face. We turned around and headed back home. Once we were back on soft footing, he picked up the pace.
I gave him a bath when we got home and turned him out for lunch.
|No more rocky trails, okay?|