Riding on the road..or near it - Page 3

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Trail Riding

Riding on the road..or near it

This is a discussion on Riding on the road..or near it within the Trail Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

    Like Tree2Likes

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-29-2011, 03:11 PM
    Green Broke
    Oh and one more thing..if you feel uncomfortable I would walk your horse across the road or take her for walks on the road to see how she does.
    Sponsored Links
        07-29-2011, 03:51 PM
    Thanks everyone for the advice! My horse isn't all that bad with riding on the road! We just road up and down my driveway with cars going by (my driveway is fairly long) and he didn't make a fuss or anything. I think he will do great when we actually get up to the road road part (;.

    My question right now is..how far have some of you gone riding on the road? Also have you ever had people yell or honk or holler at you?
        07-29-2011, 04:00 PM
    LOL, I can be gone all day long and never leave a road. And yep, had people hoot and holler and honk at me. The thing that bothers me the most is when truckers wait until they are right beside you before applying their jake-brakes. Even if it doesn't scare the horse, it startles me every time .
        07-29-2011, 04:27 PM
    I have ridden probably 8 miles at times on our gravel roads.. Pretty rural and mostly locals so we don't have much trouble with the traffic. Good hoof boots or shoes for the horses as some gravel roads are unkind to barehooves, depending on the horse.
        07-29-2011, 04:47 PM
    Bikes worry my horses more than cars/trucks. At least with cars and such you can hear them coming - bikes are so quiet until they zoom past with that weird whirring noise!

    We have to ride past an industrial area to get to most places, so our horses are used to trucks, tractors, cement mixers, recycling machines...
        07-29-2011, 05:51 PM
    Green Broke
    I've road about a mile on the road....there is this scary llama in the area I am at now....scares both of us.
        07-29-2011, 06:01 PM
    OMG, I think that llamas are the universal monster with gnashing teeth and reaching claws when it comes to horses. I've yet to ride a horse that wasn't absolutely terrified the first time they saw one, even old broke horses.
        07-29-2011, 10:57 PM
    And Emu's too
        07-30-2011, 04:37 AM
    Wikdey loves llamas! He likes to have scratches with them! Donkeys, too...
    Posted via Mobile Device
        07-30-2011, 08:23 AM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by wetrain17    
    And as a word of advice, look out for those motocycles. My horse hates them, especially when they are Harleys and they travel in packs.
    My wife's horse, Copper, loves to race them, whether she really wants him to or not. When they come in a big group, the noise and the headlights seem to freak out all of ours out, even Copper.
    Originally Posted by lilruffian    
    Just watch out for traffic of course and if you see a car coming, just bring your horse to the side of the road and make him stand & watch the vehicle coming.
    I think it is better to keep them moving at a walk, but also give them something to do to keep their focus on you not the vehicles. Stopping lets them focus fully on the vehicle which lets them use their instincts which would be to RUN!
    Originally Posted by Jessskater    
    My advice is to take your time and lead the horse first. Find a patch of grass and let her eat while the cars go by. Eventually she will not mind the cars at all and you can ride.
    Excellent advice. Start a good distance away and slower work your way closer.
    Originally Posted by eowyn    
    My question right now is..how far have some of you gone riding on the road? Also have you ever had people yell or honk or holler at you?
    We ride on gravel roads a lot and sometimes along a busy highway. We've gone up to 10 miles along a road at a time. In general, most people do slow down to pass but there are idiots that won't. We've had many people honk and wave. If we ride along the highway, we stay in the ditch if at all possible. On gravel roads, we will ride on the opposite side of where the vehicle is.

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

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


    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
    riding along road wetrain17 Trail Riding 19 06-09-2011 09:35 AM
    Riding on the road without shoes SophieLee Horse Health 7 02-12-2010 05:21 PM
    The Road Vidaloco Movies, Music, and TV 2 01-04-2010 05:02 PM
    Riding on the road Spyder Horse Talk 15 04-10-2009 10:14 AM
    Road Riding PaintHorseMares Trail Riding 43 10-20-2008 07:04 AM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:52 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0