I was ambivalent about it at first because I have never had any interest in ATV's and was not sure it would be useful. I had wanted more of a utility vehicle, but the price tag attached to those things is far more than I can manage.
I nearly re-sold the 4-wheeler as it does have some serious limitations. However, with a sled/trailer/cart/etc behind it, I started finding more and more uses for it.
Recently, I have started wondering how I managed for so long without it. There are still many times when I think a utility vehicle might work better for me, but I have found ways to make this do everything they can and maybe a bit more as I think it has more power.
Several people wanted to know where I was leading my little herd off to when I posted this video:
Whenever the weather allows, I use the 4-wheeler, which I have taken to calling the Little Green Man, to take hay far out into the pasture. I scatter it all over and the equines spend their day wondering around looking for it. It gets them out moving around and helps keep them entertained.
I have tried to use the ATV to lead them around, which does work, but it is very hard to get the speed right and I had visions of disaster if something went wrong. We gave up on that. However, they all have a fascination for the ATV, especially Ramsey.
I sometimes wish they had a least a small smidgen of fear for it, but they do not. If I ride it around the pasture, they all follow as if I were the Pied Piper. Ramsey likes to try to chase it down and bite the back of it. If I want everyone to get a bit more exercise, I go zoom around the pasture a few times and it invariably leads to a high speed free-for-all.