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Re: Re: Re: RC: riding in the dark and Pepper spray
What does your husband think about Ellen's friend's idea of using mace? It
does seem to me that riot police (mounted patrols) must have thought this
through. However, I also wonder if you don't have to have some training.
At least in my experience, you don't know you're in trouble until you are
and it happens very fast. No time to be searching for guns or mace. I like
Jonni's idea of riding into the fool because that is readily available.
Cautionary concern would be drunk hunters (already armed and dangerous and
MULTIPLE!). Too bad we can't think of a way to carry trained killer bees.
----- Original Message -----
From: GESA BRINKS <email@example.com>
To: <Kenzie_Kelly@spc.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 11:37 PM
Subject: RC: Re: Re: RC: riding in the dark and Pepper spray
> Please be really careful with pepper spray. My husband is a retired
> offcr. and several of my friends are in law enforcement. They are very
> leary of using it while on a horse. The idea of the pepper spray is o.k. ,
> providing that there is no breeze and that you are spraying towards the
> of your horse. It would be pretty bad to blind yourself and/or your horse
> and have a ticked off attacker coming after you. Whether it be human or
> critter. gesa n clovis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kenzie_Kelly@spc.com <Kenzie_Kelly@spc.com>
> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 3:34 PM
> Subject: RC: Re: RC: riding in the dark
> > Sylvia,
> > My question with carrying pepper spray is how do you carry it? Do
> > attach it to your saddle, or yourself somehow? Have you done
> > to see how fast you can get it out of where ever in case you needed
> > in a hurry?
> > I think pepper spray is a great idea, I'm just having a hard time
> > visualizing how it could comfortably be carried without making it
> > hard to get to.
> > I think it was Horse Illustrated that did a series on how to be safe
> > on the trail. They were mostly moves to do with the horse to block
> > attacker, which goes back to the sharing trails discussion. Getting
> > down to make the horse less scary to visitors on the trail is a
> > idea as far as PR is concerned, but is a horrible idea as far as
> > safety is concerned - I think they brought that up in the article.
> > Either that, or Bonnie Prewalski (sp?) mentioned it in her Equitana
> > seminar.
> > Ya know, it's really, really sad that we have to think about these
> > things at all.
> > Kenzie & Zane
> > Birmingham, AL
> >______________________________ Reply Separator
> >Subject: Re: RC: riding in the dark
> >Author: Dbeverly4@aol.com
> >Date: 10/11/99 12:44 PM
> >In a message dated 10/11/99 6:54:49 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> >Kenzie_Kelly@spc.com writes:
> ><< I will agree that the biggest threat are humans, though. With all
> > talk of bells, it occurred to me that it wouldn't really hurt to
> > carry
> > one of those police whistles to scare off ANY species of attacker.
> >I carry pepper spray. My brother gave it to me when a mountain lion
> >on some people in a nearby State park. I've only seen one mountain lion
> >around here and he was definitely more interested in getting AWAY from me
> >than making a meal out of me. The pepper spray does make me feel a bit
> >safer with regard to strange humans though.
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