Having not ridden at the Wyre Forest for the past recent years I decided to take Barik to this ride on the 24km route, this would then lead into him being fit enough for his first competitive ride of the season at the Forest of Dean.
The sun shone all day which gave me and Barik the chance to not to have to compete in the wet. The tracks were still soft from all the rain over the past few days previously, which provided us with good going to be able to canter much of the route. Usually this ride is extremely wet and thick with mud which is why I have avoided it, but with the small alterations so that the route did not follow the stream this left much of the worse tracks out.
Barik was a little star the entire way round doing as I asked; passing over the noisy wooden bridge and past the scooter which was being pulled by huskeys (not something anyone sees everyday). Although on the two way section Baz did get a little confused when horses were going past him in the opposite direction.
Both Baz and I thoroughly enjoyed this ride as it gave us a greater opportunity to go at a faster pace with the weather and the ground conditions being so good. Our next ride will be at the beginning of March where we shall compete in our first competitive ride of the season. Hopefully the
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