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Trail etiquette Stallion Behavior
is exactly the point. Trail etiquette does not end with horses. If you
disrespect people's horse, it usually translates to disrespecting other trail
users. There is no difference in saying pardon me may I have the trail, and
pardon me can I put my horse next to yours. I have been complemented numerous
times by ride and private vets and other horse owners as to how well my Arabians
behave in hand and under saddle. All we need is 3 feet of space. The
same respect we should all give people on the trail.
horses kick, bite, and have the potential to kill. Not many do, but people have
to keep their wits about them at all times. Does your dog bite is as funny
as does your horse kick, and is that gun loaded. The answer at all time should
course my horse must behave, and so should all of us, and our horses, and the
way we treat others on the trail. The watering trough was a metaphor for
respecting each other, our horses and others using the trail, riders, hikers,
bikers, turtles, skunks, etc.
Thank you (The stallion ask me to reply on his behalf. I have
said too much already, and now he has also.)
In a message dated 6/20/01
6:36:57 PM Pacific Daylight Time, email@example.com
IMHO, If your stallion will not stand nose to nose with another
it IS your fault. There should be no difference in behavior
stallion, a gelding, and a mare at an Endurance
No indeed! I don't EVER want someone
allowing their horse to go nose to nose
with mine, mare gelding or
stallion! Horses by NATURE don't go up in each
others' faces, in the face
of strange horses without the possibility of
threat. I would never punish
my horse for resisting an in-your-face encounter
with a strange horse.
This is NOT the same as sharing a water trough or
side by side. NOSE TO NOSE opens the door to getting struck
by a front
hoof, stepped on by a horse trying to get out of the way of
and in 20 YEARS I have never seen two horses who are strangers
up to each other without some level of formal introduction. Our
AND mares are exceptionally well behaved. However, just as I don't
them to stand for being rear-ended by a bad actor, neither will I
someone to go nose to nose with my horses. Besides, I vaccinate my
regularly. I don't know the same of others.
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