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post #11 of 15 Old 03-31-2010, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ridergirl23 View Post
I have to cross a busy road that branches right off the highway a kilometer from where i cross it, and theres usually a good long gap in the traffic for us to walk across. Be careful because one time me and my mom were going across the road for a hack and her horse was scared of the lines on the road! it was really weird, but luckily there werent any cars in the area, and the only car we saw stopped and waited for my mom to coax gabby over the lines, haha silly horse >.<
I did a parade once and my horse was afraid to step on the yellow lines in the road! He made it through great, but he definitely wasn't enjoying himself. I got the parade thing out of my system!
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post #12 of 15 Old 03-31-2010, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by RedTree View Post
i have a question when walking along side roads

should you walk so your on the right side of the horse without having to change side to the wrong side but then i would be facing the traffic I mean there wont be many traffic down the road but.. anyway I drew a picture of what I'm trying to say because I suck at explaining things lol

heres the pic the red lines are cars and brown would be wear I walk with Buzz
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post #13 of 15 Old 04-04-2010, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by RedTree View Post

Your problem is everyone is driving on the wrong side of the road

I run alot of roads. I first look at the ditches. Which side has the best ditch or the most driveways you can duck into??
If a big truck is bearing down on me I want to see it so I prefer to ride facing traffic. I want to see danger coming.
If the ditch is better, bigger and I have to run with traffic I keep listening over my shoulder and if a big truck comes I can always duck down into the ditch to get more distance.
Cars should be no problem, it is the trucks , the busses.
Pick your side for the best ducking out spots and if they are equal ride facing the traffic so you know what to expect.
Big truck coming try to time a driveway so you can duck into it.
Be safe and riding on a rainy day is bad. Too much splashing.
Again learn to drive on the proper side of the road
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post #14 of 15 Old 04-04-2010, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by RiosDad View Post
Your problem is everyone is driving on the wrong side of the road
lol. In Australia we drive on the left side of the road

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post #15 of 15 Old 04-13-2010, 10:44 PM
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We are required when on horses to stay on the same side as traffic aka the right side. A friend of mine was traveling on the other side, facing oncoming traffic, when a car didn't see her and hit her head on. The horse went through the windshield and nearly died, the rider was injured badly. The car was nearly totalled. And the horseback rider got the ticket for improper lane usage. If you're on or near a road you're required to obey the same laws they do.
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