Trail riding alone - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 30 Old 10-06-2008, 09:44 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 208
• Horses: 0
I used to quite frequently... I don't think its stupid, you know your horse and you know if you are able to handle him. If you know you can, then go for it. I used to always just make sure I had my cellphone with me at all times, incase of an emergency.
NoFear526 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 30 Old 10-06-2008, 10:25 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,166
• Horses: 5
I almost always go out alone. I take my cell phone and make sure it is on ME not the saddle and tell someone or leave a note where I'm going. I would go nuts if I had to go with someone all the time. Mostly I enjoy my horses because they are NOT PEOPLE!
NorthernMama is offline  
post #13 of 30 Old 10-11-2008, 12:31 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 378
• Horses: 1
thats a question i bug myself about too sometimes. Like my OTSB Is totally bomb proof because he grew up in the city.However one problem..DEER!!!!!! he never saw them until li got him and he's terrified of them. I like got him so much better now, but im a bit nervous that he'll spook on the trail. cuz he's a big boy ya know =P IDK i think ima just wing it =P

equineangel91 is offline  
post #14 of 30 Old 10-12-2008, 11:14 AM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,023
• Horses: 5
I went alone on my 20 yo Quarter horse when I first got him. I had no other horses so I had no choice. He is SUPER well trained and doesn't spook or anything. Bomb proof. I never had a problem. He's 28 now and I'd still take him out alone. My younger Paint I wouldn't yet though. I've tried it just short distances and it hasn't gone well so far but we're working on it.
Anyway, I wouldn't hesitate. As long as you know your horse well enough to be able to tell if something is going to happen then you'll be golden. As everyone else said, make sure you have a way to contact someone if you get hurt and make sure someone knows where you are going and how long you'll be gone and stick to that at least the first bunch of times til you know how he'll be. If you know something that spooks him normally though try and stay away from that the first few times so you can both get comfortable with each other being out there alone.
Have fun! :)

TM Tardy's Chick "Hunter" - 13 yo Paint
Remmy - 18 yo Morgan/QH cross
Gunner 3/31/11, Heidi 7/2009 Miniature Sicilian donkey
RusticWildFire is offline  
post #15 of 30 Old 10-12-2008, 03:23 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 318
• Horses: 1
I ride alone 90% of the time. On property, I never worried, but when I started trailering to state parks, I bought a cell phone. I love riding alone. Just be smart and careful, and it's no more dangerous than anything else you do alone. I leave a note at the barn about where I went and what time when I trailer.

Last edited by Arrow; 10-12-2008 at 03:26 PM.
Arrow is offline  
post #16 of 30 Old 10-12-2008, 03:28 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio
Posts: 318
• Horses: 1
Have the cell phone on you, and the number somewhere on the horse in case you part company! I caught loose horses once, fully tacked, found a cell number in a saddle bag, and called the owner!
Arrow is offline  
post #17 of 30 Old 10-13-2008, 01:42 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3,406
• Horses: 0
I love me and my lonely trail rides with me and my pony.

Good times.

We argue.....alot.
.Delete. is offline  
post #18 of 30 Old 10-13-2008, 02:15 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 2,672
• Horses: 1
I don't know the trails well enough to go out by myself and I like the company....if something happens I'd like to have someone there to help.

At the old barn, however, I would go out by myself, but never did because I was "forbidden" to by the BO, so if I went it would have to be a time when she wasn't there and when no one was there (cause they'd tell on me)
SonnyWimps is offline  
post #19 of 30 Old 10-13-2008, 11:02 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 282
• Horses: 3
For the most part I ride a lone. I take my cell with me and always let my hubby know what direction I'm in. (just incase of the ???)
Gaited07 is offline  
post #20 of 30 Old 10-02-2012, 04:17 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: On The Moon
Posts: 326
• Horses: 1
Yeah, all the time. My mare, like someone else said, is better alone. Plus I found it was difficult to go with other horses due to my mares short legs... I would literally be trotting QUICKLY the entire ride to keep up with most of the other horses walks. And it gets to be a bit of a pain.
iRide Ponies is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome