Self defense on the trail - Page 20
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Trail Riding

Self defense on the trail

This is a discussion on Self defense on the trail within the Trail Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Books pages penetrate dry 32 acp

Like Tree142Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-18-2014, 09:06 PM
  #191
Started
Wow! Well, I'm glad we don't have bears or fast large carnivores here. We have the same revolving door system with criminals, in fact don't put many away that should be as well, so my sympathies. Hmm yes, meth labs, I've seen Breaking Bad. Actually when I was a teenager I was on a trail endurance training my mare when I came across people acting suspiciously. I didn't go anywhere near them but turned and raced my mare out of there, into the forest where I could not be followed by 4WD if they tried (I didn't hang around to see what they would do). I reported it to the police and they found a pot-growing operation. Not sure if that is profitable enough or criminal enough for people to kill for over here, but meth certainly would be. Something else to think about when riding solo on our Crown land... but hey, they'd have to disappear the horse as well, I mean, if my horse came back without me and I couldn't be found the search for me would probably uncover any illegal operations in the area, unless it's by RV...
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-25-2014, 11:42 PM
  #192
Green Broke
I sure hope we don't wind up like Australia.
Posted via Mobile Device
thenrie likes this.
     
    04-26-2014, 01:36 AM
  #193
Started
Whatever do you mean? I generally feel safe riding on trails here, and there hadn't been any megafauna in the country for thousands of years, and the ones we have now are imported herbivores. So I'm grateful I've never been in a situation where I would seriously have to consider carrying a firearm on a horse.
     
    04-26-2014, 10:29 PM
  #194
Green Broke
I mean, I hope we don't get stripped of our liberty like Australia did.

Many of the gun forums I read have a few Aussies complaining about the way the gun situation went in Australia.
     
    04-26-2014, 11:25 PM
  #195
Started
Another reason for carrying a gun...it allows the rider to put the horse out of its misery in case of a broken leg or serous injury. If you are miles into the wilderness there is no chance for a vet call.
boots likes this.
     
    04-27-2014, 09:21 AM
  #196
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by gunslinger    
I mean, I hope we don't get stripped of our liberty like Australia did.

Many of the gun forums I read have a few Aussies complaining about the way the gun situation went in Australia.
Oh, that's what you mean! Well, farmers can still have guns, and do, and people who are attached to gun clubs, get licenses and are of good character in the sense of not having criminal convictions or a history of domestic or social violence. The tightening of gun laws in this country has actually brought down significantly the death rate from accidental shootings, and we've not had another Port Arthur Massacre, which it was a response to. In theory those massacres are of course still possible, because previously sane people can go off the rails and because insane people can still get weapons if they have money.

Our biggest complaint here is that it is still possible for the wrong types of people to get guns illegally, and that they don't get thrown in shark-infested waters when they do...

Our neighbours are in the gun club and haven't any complaints. Just telling you the story from a wider perspective than what our gun forums will tell you! We have a lot of rednecks in Australia who hang out on gun forums and they are more likely to whinge about weapons restrictions. Some of them probably shouldn't have guns.

The level of gun-related violence here per capita is so much lower than in the US, so we don't have that many people who think that our liberties are being unacceptably restricted. We kind of like not getting shot.
     
    04-27-2014, 12:01 PM
  #197
Started
"Our biggest complaint here is that it is still possible for the wrong types of people to get guns illegally, and that they don't get thrown in shark-infested waters when they do..."

Bingo!!!!
I do like the shark-infested waters idea...
SueC likes this.
     
    04-27-2014, 08:39 PM
  #198
Started
We could get a somewhat cyclical food chain that way, like this:

Algae --> Generic Little Fish --> Generic Medium Fish --> Human (Criminal) --> Shark --> Human (Citizen eating Fish& Chips)

This model is for a fish-eating criminal. It might be fun constructing others.
Celeste and boots like this.
     
    05-20-2014, 02:47 AM
  #199
Foal
I go on a lot of trail rides.. and I like to take my horse out sometimes just by ourselves and I always think what if ...there is always hikers out by themselves they don't always look like the average hiker... I def like the spinning of my horse .. he is 16.1 with a good size rump..
BrienaSkysong likes this.
     
    06-10-2014, 12:55 PM
  #200
Foal
Dang it I can't watch the video :3 But it has crossed my mind before about encountering not so nice, and even possibly dangerous, people on trails or in woods; where I am drug deals are done pretty often in the areas surrounding.
( not my neighbors or my woods luckily though, that's where I ride most often.)
     

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

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

Log-in

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
trail course snazzydandy Western Riding 8 10-21-2012 08:21 PM
The Bra Trail Trails Trail Riding 26 03-05-2010 07:12 PM
Interesting self defense item mls General Off Topic Discussion 7 01-15-2010 01:44 PM
The best trail ever grayshell38 Trail Riding 10 11-22-2009 09:54 PM
In Defense of Blondes RegalCharm Jokes and Funnies 12 11-11-2008 03:02 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0