Yea and that is why I try get up there on at all opportunities and ride.
We don't have serious hills but we do have serious sand ( the Far Out
Forest is 100 miles of Garnitville's worst sand) and going fast in down
hill sand can be a killer. One interensting thing is Misty doesn't trot
(or gallop much) down hill she paces. It is almost a skating gait where
she puts two lateral feet down at a time. It can be very fast, however and
it seems much easier on her (don't know if it is or not) than either a trot
or gallop and it is her downhill gait of perference. I aggree, you need to
do only enough fast down hill so that you can do it without harm.
The race is not always to the swift, but to those that keep running.
Truman and Mystic "The Horse from HELL" Storm
firstname.lastname@example.org - Sarasota, Florida