Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
I ride alone routinely. While Ralph comes home around 3.30, he doesnt have my number and can't be sure of exactly where I went.
Im currently putting solo miles on my mare, and she's known for throwing fits in the driveway, on the road, and on the hill down to the trails. If I waited for Heather or Ralph to be home, Id get to ride my mare maybe once a week, hoping the weather and ground is decent enough. While they have lots of nice neighbours all the way down the road, I dont know them personally, nor do I know if they're home. Im sure if someone saw me laying on the road they'd stop, but I wont bet my life on it. I bank on my skill to keep me safe when I'm out alone.
I've never been scared or nervous to go in the pasture (aside from the knee deep mud, lol). All the horses have the utmost respect for me and I wouldn't be scared of having the herd follow me from the end of the pasture. They know not to invade my space and that they'll get beat with whatever I have if they take even a step too close. They've spooked behind me and took care to run to the other fenceline before running past me. The respect Heather, and they respect me even more so because I demand more of each of them, even if I don't ride any of them.
I know my cell works with absolutely no signal if I need to call 911 for an emercency, so that makes me feel even safer. I generally have both phones on me, and one of the other usually has enough service to make a text or call.
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