Its spring in most parts of North America and many folks are heading out on their horses for the first time in a few months. I wanted to give a word of warning to all of our members to remember the horse you got off of last fall may not be the horse you get on this spring. They may look like the same horse but they have grown horns over the long winter nights. They are waiting for the first warm spring day for you to come throw your saddle on expecting to go for a nice horse ride with your old friend.
Then BAM...you're kicked, bit, bucked off or reared up on. That spring time devil horse brain goes into overdrive and you may get hurt or worse.
The news is full of horse related injury's and deaths this time of year. A woman was killed last week near here (I didn't know her). Her horse bucked her off, that's all I know. It got me thinking about all of you, so I figured I would put a bug in your ears about keeping safe this spring.
Please remember my words when you stick your foot in the stirrup. Be aware, prepared and on guard. Have a plan in the back of your mind what you will do in each scenario ie buck, rear etc.
I want to see you all coming to the forum safe and healthy
Happy spring to you all!