I took Jack (who we've had just a year now) on a ride yesterday with 6 other's (he's never ridden with any of them, but did great with that), it ended up being a 6 hour ride and was mostly road. I have had him on the road around home and on one big trail ride last Oct. And he did great. I already knew he didn't care much for 4-wheelers or lawn mowers but can now add bikes and motorcycles to that list. We do have a 4-wheelr, lawn mower and bikes so we will be working with that everyday. Thought I wasn't going to make it a couple times, had probably 6 different groups of motorcycles that went by and he lost it everytime, 5 of the 6 times I was on him and he took off bucking and running but I was able to stop him in a short amount of time (that's a lot of horse to control). I'm almost afraid to take him out on the road again but I don't have a motorcycle and don't know how else to desenitize him to them. Any suggestions??
As far as bikes, we had a group of 3 bikes coming at us toward the end of the ride and I didn't think I could take another episode, I was in the back of the group and the 1st rider asked the bikes to please stop and let us ride around, they ignored her and kept coming so I got off him and was holding him, but they scared him and he took off running, I ended up having to let go and fell to the ground, the bikes in the meantime wathcing this just kept going (jerks, wish Jack would have been a little closer to them and well you can guess what I wanted him to do to them)
, I caught up to Jack after about a block and then we walked the rest of the way. Guess I am going to be peddling around the pasture a bit.