Tips for Working Horses Alone - Page 3
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Tips for Working Horses Alone

This is a discussion on Tips for Working Horses Alone within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • How to work a horse alone

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-15-2009, 02:13 PM
  #21
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by aynelson    
Great advice everyone! I am going to ask for a Swiss Army Knife for Christmas. A trail first aid kit is a great idea! I take one with me hiking, why don't I take one during a trail ride?
The sad part is that mine is more for horses than me....lol. I figure its easier to get back out if I can keep my horse patched up. I haven't needed a rescue yet, but if I ever did I would like to be able to get it. I've been lucky that I haven't. We've been shot at (they thought we were deer), chased by dogs, honked at by semis, and had deer and birds pop out. I was lucky to be on a good horse who onlly reacted with a 3 step bolt and then stopped as soon as he hit the bit.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    12-15-2009, 04:40 PM
  #22
Foal
I always trail ride with a medical kit, and, like SmoothTrails, mine is more geared toward horses. Their stuff'll work on me just fine in a pinch. ;) I carry the sanitary pads, too! They are sterile until opened. When I ride out around the neighborhood by myself I always carry my cell phone and a knife is a real good idea--I will start carrying one of those, too (always do, on the trail).
     
    12-15-2009, 05:06 PM
  #23
Yearling
I usually ride alone, because there isnt alot of horsie friends I can ride with that are close to me.
I don't carry anything with me lol, but I usually am riding in the same area, my back yard ( I live on 34.5 acres, and im usually on the same trail ) or in the hay field next door when it is empty.
I've had one accident with were I was riding down a gravel road, with pepper the very unbroke, green horse who did pretty good. But her trot is very bouncy and the saddle cinch broke, my right stirrup, and we were galloping, so off I fell and she was running off because the saddle was draggin on the ground, and I was chasing her amile. So I got to walk avery long time, ALOT of mile's picking up the saddle every now and again which I put on her back, and the wind kept blowing it over to bring it home. It was a crap saddle but I managed to pull a few people over to use the cellphone and my dad came and found me.
That very day, I had to ride home again with pepper on the highway. Glad she doesnt spook with cars lol and we had a dog chase us, not get home till midnight because coyote's were out and I was freaking out and I got someone to pull over and get their trailer !
Ugh, that was a heck of a day and I hope I never have to go through it again lol.

Sorry for the novel :)
     
    12-15-2009, 06:27 PM
  #24
Foal
You could make a plan with someone you know. Tell them where you are going and how long you are going to be. You could tell them "if I don't call or text you at such and such a time, please come check on me".
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Complained that we're not working our horses appylover31803 Horse Talk 57 10-29-2009 03:16 PM
Working Two Horses ChingazMyBoy Horse Training 4 07-02-2009 11:49 PM
New To Working With Horses Habdisullah Horse Talk 4 09-04-2007 08:20 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0