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    07-22-2012, 10:36 AM
Afraid of Mud

Surprisingly the horse is not the one afraid of the mud, it is me. My horse is more than happy to go through mud at any gait and anyway. I envy her confidence.

Walking and trotting and cantering even galloping (straight)for me is ok and depends on how muddy it is but usually if slippery I like to take things slow. Especially on clay mud I want her to walk and she complies. I do not turn on mud faster than trot although gathered courage to once at canter as wasn't so slippery.

I am just afraid of the horse slipping. How do you guys ride in mud? If the horse is running fast how do you stop without slipping and sliding or do you do like me and avoid running in slippery mud completely? I live in a place where it rains practically everyday so...haha muddy practically everyday.
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    07-22-2012, 10:46 AM
In clay mud...slowly just like you do. That stuff is very slippery. My advice...don't take chances in the mud...having a horse slip and fall on your leg is not a good feeling.
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    07-23-2012, 12:29 PM
Take it easy in all slick conditions. While going fast is fun it's not worth potentially hurting your horse or yourself with a fall.

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