I'm planning on walking some horses from the shelter next time I go there.
The walks are done with the volonteer leading the horse with a rope + a halter.
To be honest I'm quite good at leading and walking dogs however I rarely had the occasion of leading horses. Except the bombproof riding school ones who don't really count :)
So just to recap what I know:
1. Do not tangle or wrap the rope around my hands
2. Keep rope with both hands
3. Horse should walk along me, not in front, not behind, head should be near my shoulder
4. Rope should be long enough to allow the horse to graze or turn head to scratch etc
5. In case of spook....what?
I let go?
I grab the halter?
I hold onto the rope?
I was thinking holding onto the halter while trying to calm them down.
And that's all I know.
Am I missing anything?