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nicole25 11-08-2011 01:49 PM

Cell phones
What does everyone do with their cell phone when they go out riding, like leave the farm to ride. Such as trails etc. I have a camera case that I hook onto a ring on my english saddle. My dad goes what are you gonna do if Beau dumps you and runs off with your phone attached to him. I was like hmm never thought about that dad.

So what do you guys do with your phones while out riding?

Saskia 11-08-2011 01:55 PM

Theoretically its a good idea riding with a phone, but if its on the saddle the horse could run off, if its on the rider there a decent chance it could break on impact. But really, where ever I end up riding doesn't really have mobile reception so its not worth it anyway.

Its a good idea though to let people know where you are riding to, that way if you don't return, or your horse returns without you, then they know where to find you.

You can get these are and leg straps with a little pocket for the mobile phone. I guess one on your calf or something wouldn't be too bad.

Corporal 11-08-2011 01:58 PM

DH and I keep the important things like a cell phone on our person when we trail ride. I got these nifty cell phone holders that you attach to your belt on clearance a few years ago at Horseloverz. (It was one of their $2, $5, $10, etc. super sales.) Here are some to look atl~
cell phone holder
We are CW Reenacting Veterans of 25 years. The US Cavalry attached their saber, pistol and canteen to themselves, so if their horse was shot from underneath them, they could still fight. We liked that philosphy, and continue it with the important equipment, like Garmins and cellphones. =D

kait18 11-08-2011 02:02 PM

i just bought a really good case to hold it on my belt. and i ride with an ipod and have that attached to my arm. so if i lose the good case i use the ipod case instead. or before all this i would wear my high muck boots and just let it hang in my boots.. :)

DancingWithSunny 11-08-2011 02:58 PM

My hi-vis has zip pockets, no problemo :) if by any chance I'm not wearing my hi-vis I'm usually wearing something with pockets, but if all else fails I shove it in my boot (I'm usually in woofwears)
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Iseul 11-08-2011 03:08 PM

I just keep mine in my front pocket. If I get dumbed somehow, I don't plan on falling flat on my face/stomach/crotch/front thighs. If I come off, I'm either landing on my feet, rolling up and going wherever, or falling on my back correctly and hoping I can execute that like I was taught in TKD.
I don't worry myself about falling off at all though, because if I'm going on a trail ride with a horse I might come off, I'm going to bring someone else along with a trail-sane horse. I refused to go on a solo trail with Fancy because I haven't ridden her enough to know that (in my mind) she's a safe trail mount. I will -gladly- take Lucky alone for a trail ride (phone or not) because she knows the trails I ride on, as do I. Of course I tell BO or my mum that I'll be out and about in the trails (we have a map, even though we need to add the new trails Drew and I made before he left). I'm never sure which trail I'll end up taking, but I don't normally bush-whack if I can avoid it. If I'm going out to find/make/clean-up some trails, I'll let BO know, and I'll have a lead with me for when I get off to get lower brush.
I trust Lucky to take me through the trails (and off trail) safely because she's been trained as a nice trail horse, in these woods. If I lose my horse, I know that I have the abilities to get myself back to the barn or a house on the opposite side of the woods safely.
I normally bring my switch blade (aside from now while it's broken..) in my back pocket, a lighter in my back pocket, my cell phone in my right front pocket, and anything else I might need in my free left front pocket. If I carry anything on my saddle/horse, it's a drink. There's normally not a need for me to bring a drink though, because I'm fine with going anywhere from 1-8 hours without a drink.
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Corporal 11-08-2011 03:33 PM

Iseull, good advice. WE don't ride solo, either.

AlexS 11-08-2011 03:41 PM

I used to have this issue with my former horse who was dangerous. I was riding in an arena but the only person there, so I would leave it next to the arena gate. I figured as long as I was not too hurt I could get myself to the gate, rather than fall on it and break it.
Now I ride a more sane horse, if I am alone, I put it in my pocket - if I am with someone, I leave it in the car, and don't worry about it.

gypsygirl 11-08-2011 04:02 PM

in my pocket usually. im pretty good at telling people if im going on the trail by myself. i just say if im not back in an hr please come look for me !

cakemom 11-08-2011 04:18 PM

Well, honestly, I carry my iPhone in my bra....praise God for cleavage.
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