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    03-02-2011, 08:44 AM
  #81
Yearling
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Originally Posted by ScharmLily    
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.
     
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    03-03-2011, 09:03 PM
  #82
Weanling
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!
     
    03-03-2011, 11:24 PM
  #83
Yearling
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Originally Posted by SailorGriz    
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.
     
    03-04-2011, 12:02 AM
  #84
Weanling
None of us wants to think about it, Gizmo. But we ALL need to be prepared for it.
     
    03-04-2011, 01:14 AM
  #85
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by SailorGriz    
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.
     

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