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  • Barns on judson bottom road

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    07-13-2008, 11:35 PM
First, My2Geldings: I love your horse. Gorgeous! Thanks for the signal tip.

Horsejumper123: I live in New Ulm. Bought the horse just outside of New Ulm from a family just off of 15 North of town. Where do you live?
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    07-14-2008, 12:29 AM
Nine I live very close to that. I live on the Judson Bottom Road, right out side Nicolet.
Ha ha maybe I just pass your house or something, we drive to there to see my grandpa every sunday. Exept right now im in MO lol.
    07-14-2008, 12:54 AM
Nine I used the power of map quest and it takes twenty three minutes to get from New Ulm to Nicollet. From Nicollet it takes five minutes to get to my house. So the total trip is about a half hour.
Here is the link to it.
Were the blue line ends you just go straight down and it says judson
Just wondering, how old are you? Because if we ever do decide to go riding together I know im going to have a tough time convincing my dad lol. Oh I could say that you were just one of my friends friends that use to live in New Ulm lol. Oh by the way im 16.
    07-14-2008, 01:33 AM
I've never ridden on a road. I could but not with the road my barn is off of. I just ride in the wash instead. Not too long ago a horse and rider died just up the road from my barn. Of course the lady wasn't being safe. No helmet and it was 6:00 and getting dark out. They were hit by a pickup tuck. Horse went over the truck, snapped its neck. It died right there on the road. Rider flew another few feet. Her brains were all over the road. She was in the hospital for a few days and then she died. Next day I went to the barn and there were blood stains on the road. So yeah, I just stick to the wash.
    07-14-2008, 10:22 PM
Originally Posted by Nine
Are the horseback regulations and signals different from bicycles?
They differ by state...and, at least in North Carolina are very vague...the few that exist are mainly from the days of the early cars around the 1930s.
Per the NC Department of Transportation, horses are not vehicles (or bicycles) and not pedestrians either (they didn't have a category for what they were, though). You are allowed to ride on any state road except controlled access road (like freeways) and you can use the whole lane if you want. There are no helmet laws and DUI/DWI laws do not apply (for those that like to drink and ride). That was about it...except you do NOT have to pick up your manure from the road
Don't expect the police/sheriff to know the laws either..when I asked, they told me that they really didn't know and that no one else had ever asked them. I pass them all the time on the road and they just wave.

BTW, watch out for speeders, blind curves, and jerks who intentionally try to spook your horse.
    07-14-2008, 11:25 PM
That's really interesting, PaintHorseMares. My horses got out last summer. The quarterhorse gelding I had then was very curious and he found a way to open the gait. Anyway, he and my friend's thouroughbred gelding were running down a county road at evening comute time. When the county sherrif pulled up to the side of the road and stepped out of his car, to figure out how to catch the horses, my Archer ran right up to him. I believe my horse asked could he see the sheriff's gun; would he please put the lights and sirens on and could Archer ride shot-gun. He was just so curious! A funny horse.

Winter Filly, you're right. It can be really scary. I'm lucky in that our roads are quite wide with nice shoulders on them. And there's always the ditch to ride in, if things look too iffy.
    07-14-2008, 11:28 PM
I rode on County Road 13 today. It's quite busy, but every motorcycle that passed us, slowed and made sure they didn't make excess noise. Very nice. I make sure to wave and smile and say thank you. And steady Ming never even looked at them. Thank God for a sensible horse.
    07-14-2008, 11:52 PM
Originally Posted by Nine
I rode on County Road 13 today. It's quite busy, but every motorcycle that passed us, slowed and made sure they didn't make excess noise. Very nice. I make sure to wave and smile and say thank you. And steady Ming never even looked at them. Thank God for a sensible horse.
Quite to my surprise when I started riding a lot on the road, I've had the same experience...folks with motorcycles have always been very courteous and considerate. Perhaps the car is our common enemy
    07-15-2008, 08:55 AM
PHM, I think motorcyclists are considerate, because so many car drivers are so inconsiderate to the motorcycles.

HJ123 - I wouldn't want you to be anything but honest with your Dad. You have to be so careful on the internet these days. You just don't know what psycho is out there. I think you have to be more careful on the internet, than out riding. :( Be very careful on what information you give out.
    07-22-2008, 02:06 PM
I like riding in different places, I've ridden my horse downtown (and we're friends with the mounted police, so we can hang with them sometimes), in neighborhoods, and down roads. But really, I way prefer "real" trailriding. I like being in the woods or fields where I can't see any cement or buildings. But every once in a while it's fun to do something like pick my sister up from school on horses :).

Actually I'm working right now with a guy who's starting a plant nursery, and it's so close to my house that I'll be able to ride through some dirt roads/woods to work :). And Velvet will be able to graze all day.

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