Riding Alone - Page 9 - The Horse Forum

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #81 of 85 Old 03-02-2011, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South Sutton, NH
Posts: 923
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScharmLily View Post
Just to let you know, you can certainly carry a gun in nh before you're 21.
I sooooo can't wait to start trail riding again! I am very lucky to be able to use an indoor this year (first time ever other than lessons!) but I am getting sick of just going around in circles. I know that my horses are so much happier when we're on the trail- I love trail riding because we both enjoy it :)
Correct, except for a handgun, you have to be 21 to own and carry a handgun in NH.

Gizmo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #82 of 85 Old 03-03-2011, 09:03 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 392
• Horses: 1
On short day rides from home, my pistol stays at home. On short day rides where we trailer, my pistol stays in the truck. On longer rides, it goes along.

Why? What good is a pistol at home or in the truck? Or on the trail, for that matter?

Because accidents happen. Should the unthinkable happen I REALLY do not want to put down a horse with a rock. Or a knife. On short rides I can go get the pistol if I need it. On longer rides I can't--so it goes with me.

I've been shooting all my life (which has been both long and full!) and shot on a pistol team for awhile in my younger years. I KNOW how to use my pistol--all of them. I would NEVER attempt to use it in self defense from a wild animal that was attacking me. First, it's not needed because there are better alternatives (can you say "run"?) and, second, the odds of winning that fight are just about zero.

This spring I'll start getting the horses used to the guns. I don't think any of our horses have ever been around them and I might want to hunt from my horse, someday. So, they need to be conditioned.

And, who knows? Someday I might want the noise maker to help scare something off. Not to shoot AT the something--but simply to scare it away. And I'd rather my horse not bolt and dump me an such an inopportune time!

"Don't just feed it! Ride it!" And the People said "AMEN!"
SailorGriz is offline  
post #83 of 85 Old 03-03-2011, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South Sutton, NH
Posts: 923
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by SailorGriz View Post
On short day rides from home, my pistol stays at home. On short day rides where we trailer, my pistol stays in the truck. On longer rides, it goes along.

Why? What good is a pistol at home or in the truck? Or on the trail, for that matter?

Because accidents happen. Should the unthinkable happen I REALLY do not want to put down a horse with a rock. Or a knife. On short rides I can go get the pistol if I need it. On longer rides I can't--so it goes with me.

I've been shooting all my life (which has been both long and full!) and shot on a pistol team for awhile in my younger years. I KNOW how to use my pistol--all of them. I would NEVER attempt to use it in self defense from a wild animal that was attacking me. First, it's not needed because there are better alternatives (can you say "run"?) and, second, the odds of winning that fight are just about zero.

This spring I'll start getting the horses used to the guns. I don't think any of our horses have ever been around them and I might want to hunt from my horse, someday. So, they need to be conditioned.

And, who knows? Someday I might want the noise maker to help scare something off. Not to shoot AT the something--but simply to scare it away. And I'd rather my horse not bolt and dump me an such an inopportune time!

This is true, though I rather not think about it. Its very true.

Gizmo is offline  
post #84 of 85 Old 03-04-2011, 12:02 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 392
• Horses: 1
None of us wants to think about it, Gizmo. But we ALL need to be prepared for it.

"Don't just feed it! Ride it!" And the People said "AMEN!"
SailorGriz is offline  
post #85 of 85 Old 03-04-2011, 01:14 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 4,510
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by SailorGriz View Post
None of us wants to think about it, Gizmo. But we ALL need to be prepared for it.
That's why I carry my buck knife. No, it's not as neat and tidy as a pistol, but it'll do the job in a country where being armed is such a risk. Better then leaving any animal to suffer.

Quote:
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.

MacabreMikolaj is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please start new riding topics in the new riding forums! Mike_Admin Horse Riding 12 05-27-2015 05:17 PM
Different riding levels sharing the riding ring RadHenry09 Horse Riding 6 11-16-2009 02:36 PM
hi, look our chinese riding pictures.now too many people like riding. pony555 Horse Pictures 24 09-27-2009 05:47 PM
Getting back into riding-lease choice and riding critique! missy06 Horse Riding Critique 9 05-02-2008 04:50 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome