always always be cautious and NEVER get too comfortable on the road no matter what your horse is usually like. and be extra careful on blacktop driveways that are SEALEd. SUPER SLIPPERY!
never assume you will HEAR a car coming either.
( a car almost slammed into me from behind. and stopped about a foot from my horses hocks. we only heard the car because of the screeching brakes.)
i always remember to be cautious now because...
we galloped down a road ON ACCIDENT! me and my friend were heading BACK from a trailride down rt 303 in richfield (notorious for semi's and cars going fast, with sewer grates on each side of road)
my friends horse always looked at the sewer grates (and gave little crow hops at motorcyles that came too close!
) While Dillon remained unfazed...most of the times out well one day she was saying how wonderful dillon was on the road and we were in a section of the road that the lawns start rising over out heads.
well right then a black dog came out barking from overhead on one of the lawn. well that was too much for Dillon,a predator came bursting out above his head!
so Dillon started galloping down the Center of 303!
along with patrick who fed off him. and we pulled out RIGHT INFRONT OF A TRUCK! we continued to gallop like that for about 300ft maybe (seemed like an eternity ) while i was thinking i can't turn him sharply because we are on ASPHALT he will slip and i can't pull back abruptly he will probably slip too! so i yelled at my friend GO FOR THE GRASS! and my friend replied what grass!? and i said THERE are DIRT DRIVEWAY as soon as we hit the dirt drive we stopped them without a problem.
later on i found out my friend saw all the cars on 303 separate off the road likethe red sea! LOL i remember looking at all that road ahead and thinking ^&$# NO!
i proceeded to get back to the barn, cold hosed each leg for like 15 mins and poultice. :P