Originally Posted by Iseul
I use to ride the road daily..I usually have on an orange hoodie, but this summer I'll have on my construction vest (so I have to behave since it has company name! LOL) if it's icky out.
I personally love riding on the road because I've had nice conversations with about everyone who has stopped. My horse hasn't spooked at anything yet, so I don't anticipate her doing anything but what I ask on the road.
I have a question about legality though..What if your horse decides to use the bathroom and you have no shoulder or grassy part off-road? What if I'm at mcdonalds with my horse tied up? What if I'm at the ice cream shop in the parking lot? D: This is the only thing I worry about nowadays since I'm actually in town and not on a back road anymore.
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I ride on the road pretty much exclusively, as I don't have an arena
The poo thing is a city ordinance deal. If you're not in town limits, it doesn't matter if you poo in the road, but certain towns have rules that you must pick it up in a certain amount of time or else. I never walk in the grassy off-road part, as people get testy about poop 'in their yard', even though it's technically state property 50 feet from the center of the road.
As for safety stuff- I don't do anything super drastic except during hunting season, in which I deck out in orange. I live in the super rural middle of nowhere though, and there are lots of horses on the road here, people know the deal. But there are those one in a million idiot drivers- just be aware of vehicles.