Went for a short ride today at the barn. Did about 4 laps walking, 10 trotting and 2 cantering in the arena (not in that order, interspersed). Also practiced opening and closing the gate from horseback which proved to be a bit of a challenge but we emerged victorious! After the arena work I rode him back to the front pasture and did some more trotting, figure-8s and then called it a night. It still seems as though his last set of shoes are working out on the hinds.
I was gone from the house 2 hours so I guess I rode about an hour. The sun had set behind the mountain by 7 pm.