The pasture was slick.
Max decided to "test" me while we were going through the branches obstacle. I was telling him to head slightly in the direction of the woods to go around some of the bigger stuff. He decided to turn to the left at the last minute towards the pasture and ended up getting tangled up in the branches enough that I hopped off to help him through. He didn't freak out which I was very proud of. I also managed to get back on him using only a 4 inch branch to step up. It wasn't pretty, but my goal is to be able to mount bareback from the ground. This is just a precautionary measure in case I fall off on the trail and can't find a spot to get back on.