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Re: RC: Re: RC: riding in the dark
It surprises me sometimes what we do have to worry about just riding our
horses. I have never even thought about someone attacking me on horseback.
Of course, with my spooky baby, they would run at me, and Alpine would spin
and run. IF I stayed on, we'd be fine....if not, let's just say, uh-oh.
I have thought about safety alot. When I ride, I wear a helmet, carry a hoof
pick and very basic first aid kt, water, a lead rope, name tags on both me
and my horse, and something to eat just in case the unexpected happens. (My
horse is developing a taste for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, by the
way). I have never thought about safety from other people. What does
everyone here carry for that circumstance? It's a shame my Molly dog blew out
her knee. Anyone stupid enough to attack a person with a protection trained
lab/pit bull mix alongside deserves what they get! She used to love running
with Alpine and me.
My other basic comment of the day is just a little tidbit I noticed while
riding yesterday. I had the day off (columbus day!), so off we went for a
long ride. Alpine is much stronger on his left side, so I make sure he works
both sides just so he doesn't become one sided. I noticed that if I'm asking
for a strong canter, he'll pick up the left lead. If I want that easy,
ground covering, I'll go forever canter, he uses the right lead. I found it
interesting that he uses his weaker lead for that gait. hmmmmm ....
Something to think about.
Juli and Alpine
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