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    06-29-2010, 09:28 AM
Green Broke
RiccilOve I use that same system for exploring new trails. Also, if you're behind a few horses like the OP is, you can always find tracks even if they are not shod. Just have to be observant. Have had that happen before and found our way back no problem just by looking for those tracks and "apples" along the way!

I did discover a new trail once that got me turned around for some reason. T knew exactly where to go as soon as I turned her and gave her more rein. We were back at the main trail in a blink of an eye. I think she was a bit annoyed with my lapse of bearing at the time!
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    06-29-2010, 04:43 PM
Lol I can just imagine your horse shouting at you to pay attention :P
    06-29-2010, 04:46 PM
Like everyone else, I'd just give my horse his head and let him find the way home. Soda has a built in homing beacon, even when we go to the park he ALWAYS knows when we're headed towards the trailer.
    06-29-2010, 04:49 PM
I own another one of those horses that knows how to find his way back to home/the trailer/the camp site. More than once I have been out and not been which trail to take to get back, the horse has never picked wrong.

Originally Posted by Brithorse1996    
In response to Jamesqf pretty much all the land around the motorways is private anyway so I wouldn't be allowed on it anyway and there is always some smarta** who thinks it's funny to beep a horn whenever they see a horse, even if you're no where near the road
If there is private land all around then you are all set. Find a house and ask for help.
    06-29-2010, 05:34 PM
No I mean like land which is just land the owner lives no where near by
    06-29-2010, 05:41 PM
Brit, you keep coming up with more and more outlandish 'what ifs'.

'What if' the sun asploded tomorrow?! 'What if' all the seas suddenly dried up?! ZOMG!

Seriously, what makes you think your instructor is such a goombah that she'd leave a horse and rider in the dust and not realize it? Or that the other students with her wouldn't be aware that one of their number is missing?

You're getting yourself worked up for nothing, because there's nowhere in the UK that you can get lost where civilization isn't within a 10 mile radius.

It's an island fer cryin' out loud, not a humongous continent like North America. Try getting lost in 10,000 acres of forest, then we'll talk.
    06-29-2010, 05:49 PM
Lmao :P
    06-29-2010, 08:50 PM
Brit-what if something happened to ur horse? THEN you might have a problem since he wouldn't be able to lead your sorry butt home! Lol Siding with Speedracer here!
    06-29-2010, 09:25 PM
Green Broke
If the thought of getting lost is so terribly scary to you, if your instructor is poor enough to leave you behind and not realize it, and your pony is a complete idiot that cannot find his way home, if every single house surrounding the area you ride is likely to slam the door in your face or chase you away, and every nearby road is a major freeway where they will honk and zoom by and spook your horse - the solution is simple.

Stick to the arena and don't go on the trails.
    06-29-2010, 10:43 PM
Perhaps you should get a map of the area and study it very hard before you go out on any trails.

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