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        07-30-2012, 10:07 AM
      #11
    Foal
    I say if you ride in a arena use a radio But if riding anywhere else no. You need to know what's going on around you. For your safety and your horses
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        07-30-2012, 11:49 AM
      #12
    Foal
    I've never rode with headphones on. But I'd hate to personally, just because I hate the idea of not being able to hear >.< Especially if the horse went wild while I was riding XD
         
        07-30-2012, 12:07 PM
      #13
    Foal
    When I'm working my horse in the arena, I will sometimes ride with my headphones in. But when I'm riding the ditches or road, I never do.. I have speakers I keep in my saddle bags that hook up to my phone, which I keep in my pocket. I don't use them on busy areas, but there's some dead gravel roads near me, where they're nice.

    Its flat and boring where I live, with no access to "natural" areas without trailering.. So its all ditches and roads. When I haul away to trail ride, having music on never even crosses my mind because its so interesting.

    If you're going to use them, I would only use one and make sure you can hear outside noises. Otherwise, I'd just get my horses used to the speakers.. No reason not to.
         
        07-30-2012, 05:07 PM
      #14
    Foal
    I ride with one ear bud, in the arena and the music on low. Only when were doing light stuff. And it's usually only when warming up since I use my voice a lot when we ride. I would never have earbuds in when I'm near a rode or on a trail.
         
        07-30-2012, 05:08 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Oh and it's not that she's scared of them she's just not fully concentrated more like. Her ears always flick back when something in the music sticks out. I ust thought it would be easier with the head phones. Thanks
         
        07-30-2012, 07:09 PM
      #16
    Foal
    I typically listen to the same music when I'm riding, so I suppose its just routine to my ponies. Boring, I know, but Sublime just puts me in a happy relaxed mode and it seems to work on my horses too.. ha ha

    In your case though, I'd say using your headphones would be fine then. Sounds like you're using common sense and know your horse.
         
        07-30-2012, 07:40 PM
      #17
    Trained
    No, because I can't stand anything in my ears, hate, hate earbuds, so annoying. I will play the ipod with the ispeakers though.
         
        07-31-2012, 04:33 AM
      #18
    Foal
    I tried this once, but with just one ear bud in, the other tucked away. Never again. I can't stand not being able to hear! I feel blind when I can't hear when I'm riding I guess. But for me it's just safer and smarter to use a speaker or something as quiet background noise. In my opinion I think that along with feeling your horse, hearing their breathing and their feet hitting the ground, their strides.. is very important in staying with them. Plus.. It's beautiful, why wouldn't you want to listen to something so gorgeous?
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