My barn is right on the trail system. We have some lovely wide trails and some smaller ones that meander through the woods and up over a small ridge.
The main trail leads to the fields and our town ring. It’s the route I take almost every time I ride. But the funny thing is that, given the choice, Freedom will always branch off and take the small trail that goes up into the woods.
Sometimes I let him choose the way we go; other times I insist that I am driving.
I’ve never figured out exactly why he chooses that particular trail and not any of the others that branch off from the main route, but he makes his preference clear.