Random question based off another thread - do you carry a knife when you trail ride?
I do! When I was growing up in S. California, my BF's father, made sure everyone had a pocket knife from the time they were about 7 yrs old. He said "Never know when your going to get tangled up in a grape vine"! lol Since then, there has always been a pocket knife in my purse or saddle bag. Even in high school. Though, back in the dark ages, we didn't have to worry about knives in school.
Anywho.... My first ride at the Grasslands, we decided to get off the well marked trail, and go on the deer trails. They have a bunch of vines with little thorns, and one place, Joe (my horse) and I were in the lead, was about to go between 2 treen down into a dry creek bed. Both of us missed the thin little vine tangled between, because we were looking down at the creek. His head went right inbetween 2 vines that were crisscrossed above and below his head, then ended up tangled up around his 2 front feet! He was so good, never moved a muscle. I was working on the vines above him, my GF's DH was working on the vines at his feet.... I COULDN'T FIND MY POCKET KNIFE! Got free, found another trail, reached in saddle bag to get my water..... picked up my knife SMH! lol
And it's a multi-tool, so not a small little knife! lol
I told my mom, "I'm 50 yrs old, finally get tangled in a grape vine, and can't find my ****ed knife!" lol