Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
I would never get on just any horse. Like others' have said, if I know nothing about a horse, I'll work with it on the ground for a while before I do any type of riding with it. You should never fear a horse, itself that will only cause dangerous situations to arise. You need to be smart about them, and know what to do. The most important thing is to recognize potential issues that could cause a dangerous situation, and catch it before it causes a dangerous situation. Also, along those lines, you should be able to read a horses' body language and recognize when they could, at any time, make a calm situation extremely dangerous.
Aside from that, the only stupid thing that I do, is I don't wear a helmet. I know I should but I don't. One of these days something going to snap in my head and I'll start wearing one...hopefully whatever snaps is mental and not physical though. lol
- If today was your last day, and tomorrow was too late, could you say goodbye to yesterday?