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.