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post #21 of 210 Old 08-02-2010, 10:38 PM
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ya, pretty sure you have it covered!
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post #22 of 210 Old 08-07-2010, 05:10 PM
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You can only hope the attacker isn't yielding a gun like a lot of people these days, but great video.

I would just charge off in a gallop [take the guy on a date, according to the video] and pray he can't run as fast as my ex boyfriend who could out run my horse, haha.
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post #23 of 210 Old 09-01-2010, 04:04 AM
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I only ride with friends and on days when the area has more people around than usual. If trouble arose I could only hope in my horses legs to get us away pdq!
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post #24 of 210 Old 09-06-2010, 04:13 AM
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Thanks for posting this! I just started riding out on my own and it's good to keep these things in mind. Although, Fire is so keen to gallop anyway that I'm sure I wouldn't have much trouble just racing off ;)

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post #25 of 210 Old 09-11-2010, 01:17 PM
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that's scary ..

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post #26 of 210 Old 09-11-2010, 03:08 PM
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The only problem with taking them for a ride is if someone like me attached you. I volunteered with a therapy riding group for years helping hold the kids on at a trot and sometimes a horse gets spooked and takes off at a canter. A handful of mane or grabbing the pommel and holding a stirrup and a person can keep up with a cantering horse long enough to snag a reign and spin it towards around themselves if they know how.

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Indy was $150 we keep her in a pasture with a shed for free and she is brushed and fussed over dailey. Other then deworming and feet trimming she isn't costing us anything.
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post #27 of 210 Old 09-11-2010, 03:10 PM
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Indy gets nasty when people try to get in her face when she is being ridden unless I tell her to chill or she knows the person so when we finally are fit enough to trailride together I think we will be good. Also I have pretty good aim with a crop.
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Indy was $150 we keep her in a pasture with a shed for free and she is brushed and fussed over dailey. Other then deworming and feet trimming she isn't costing us anything.
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post #28 of 210 Old 09-11-2010, 04:16 PM
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That's a great video. IMHO, nobody can ever know too much about self defense in every situation, especially women. I am a thorough believer in taking rape-defense classes and at least some of any form of martial art where they teach you how to punch without breaking your hand and where are the best places to kick (balls aren't always the best choice, especially if the attacker is high on dope).

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post #29 of 210 Old 09-11-2010, 04:45 PM
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haha this is very useful >3< I take jujitsu classes which is somewhat like karate in fact the best place to kick normally is the knees ;D AIM FOR THE KNEES
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post #30 of 210 Old 09-11-2010, 08:53 PM
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My mom and I took a rape defense class, which was great. At the end, we had a "test" in which the two police officers who were teaching it got all dressed up in safety gear so we could beat them up, and "attacked" us from behind. I was surprised to see, being a fairly timid person, how my survival instinct kicked in even though I knew it wasn't real. That coupled with what they'd taught us was very effective even with two of them. I think it's a great idea to take some kind of class at least once a year so it stays fresh.
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