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Re: Re:next ride season...Ihope

I have let my youngster run loose on the trails. During the week I have
never met any riders or hikers along these trails. On the weekends, however,
if I took the youngster out I would pony him on a lead line. Letting him run
at liberty and then on the pony line really helped him.
I do agree that if there is a chance you will encounter other people,
horses, or ATV's that a loose horse is not a good idea. I'm lucky enough to
be able to know when there are campers at the horse camp, so can plan my
rides accordingly.

Linda Parrish
Kennard, Texas

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>In a message dated 10/11/99 3:51:18 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> writes:
><<  "She won't leave the herd". WRONG! We found her
>  waiting at the trailer. Needless to say, I did not pony her again. But I
>think that she is not the norm. I have gone on group rides where someone
>brought along a "baby" and things have gone quite smoothly.
> Any thoughts on this???? >>
>Wellllll, since you asked :)  I would be very concerned about letting a
>run loose on the trail.  Not necessarily for the safety of the horse or the
>horse your riding,(although that is a concern too) but what about other
>riders, hikers, bikers, etc. that you might meet on the trail?  I'm pretty
>sure if my young horse saw a loose horse running on the trail, he'd want to
>go too -- that's more than I want to deal with!! A loose horse poses all
>kinds of potential danger.  I love the idea of exposing the youngsters to
>trail stuff, but I do it with the lead rope attached at all times to the
>youngster.  That way they learn some discipline as well (which they can
>surely use).
>Happy trails!
>Sylvia, Harca, Star & Chance (you can turn me loose, realllllly you
>can....I'll be good)
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