Iron Ridge is located in an otherwise typical residential neighborhood. The plan was simple: Heather or Nita would lead Jaz while I led Daltrey on a short walkabout down the less busy of their roads. Since they were both there, Heather led Jaz, Nita brought Ishka, and off we went.
I keep thinking that one of these days I'm going to come up with something that freaks Daltrey out, but that has yet to happen. No loose dogs, bicycles, wayward balloons, or other typical horse-eating suburban denizens crossed our paths. There was light traffic, and it had been trash day, so the street was lined with wheeled plastic trash bins. We investigated the trash bins, opened and closed mailboxes, etc. Not even a wide-eyed look.
We stopped at an overgrown easement and let the horses graze, then headed back, this time with Daltrey and I in the lead. What a big boy! He looked over his shoulder a few times to make sure his herd was still there, but he did well. Of course, the big test will be getting him out by himself. He still gets anxious when he's alone, but we'll build his confidence with little outings like this so setting out on his own is no big deal.
I'm taking suggestions for easy and fun things to do with him. Ideas?