Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

Re: [RC] [RC] Training to cross suspension bridge - Dawn Carrie

My horse Bear and I crossed Swinging Bridge at Tevis this year...I just started walking across and he followed right behind me without hesitation.  It spooked me more than him...at first it didn't move much, then started quivering and giving a few little bounces...I stopped and grabbed the side for just a second, and Bear almost walked right over me...he was totally unphased by it.  If you act confident, the horse will be confident. 
Dawn Carrie, Texas
and Bear (keep movin', Mom...you're holding us up!)

On 11/27/07, edna leigh libby <redponyfarm@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
A trail riding friend of mine just saw a picture of
the hanging bridge that is crossed during the Tevis
ride. She is curious how one goes about training a
horse to cross a suspension bridge. She doesn't quite
buy my theory: that teams who ride the Tevis have been
so many miles together a horses trust level is enough
when asked to cross.

Thanks in advance for sharing your experience.

Leigh Libby

Be a better sports nut!  Let your teams follow you
with Yahoo Mobile. Try it now.  http://mobile.yahoo.com/sports;_ylt=At9_qDKvtAbMuh1G1SQtBI7ntAcJ


Ridecamp is a service of Endurance Net, http://www.endurance.net.
Information, Policy, Disclaimer: http://www.endurance.net/Ridecamp
Subscribe/Unsubscribe http://www.endurance.net/ridecamp/logon.asp

Ride Long and Ride Safe!!


[RC] Training to cross suspension bridge, edna leigh libby