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post #31 of 210 Old 09-11-2010, 08:55 PM
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Yes indeed. I wish I could find some martial arts classes around here but the closest ones are about 45 miles away. Way too far to drive 3 or more days a week.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #32 of 210 Old 09-11-2010, 09:04 PM
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I feel pretty fortunate to have had the Navy SEAL in my life-invaluable knowledge. Also fortunate (or not, depending on the day....) to have super sensitive observant horses. I swear they hear things miles away, and I have learned to watch them and pay attention! Sharpen your other senses..I think when we are out on a trail, lolling along, chatting with friends we are probably the most vulnerable. Not paying attention, horses not as keen (they tend to rely on each other more)...just all ads up, IMO. My new guy hasn't proven himself yet, but the old guy-totally., I listen to him. If he says not to go, we don't. We find another way. He has yet to be wrong.
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post #33 of 210 Old 09-11-2010, 09:13 PM
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My dad encouraged us girls to wrestle with our brothers when we were younger. One day someone he knew grumbled that it wasn't very lady like and they would never let their daughters do that. He replied something along the lines of. "Well what will they do if some creep ever grabs them, faint or scream? Because it is lady like?"
When my brother got older he took some self defense classes and when he got home everynight he took me and showed me how to do the moves.
When I got older my boyfriend was super protective until he saw me put some carnival guy who grabbed my friends arm on the ground then he started relaxing a bit about me going places without him.
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post #34 of 210 Old 09-12-2010, 03:18 PM
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^^^ About the carnival guy...
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post #35 of 210 Old 09-15-2010, 06:51 PM
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Great post!

mliponoga-Not all hunters are like that, so it isn't fair to group them together. I have hunted, but we had a "dry" camp and we never dreamed of having alcohol there. Yes, it sucks when what you were trying to get is spooked off, but that's part of hunting. If you trail ride in an area that is hunted in, you are better off either a)wearing safety colours of red/orange/yellow or wear something else bright coloured like lime or neons. B) put safety colours on your horse to help ensure it isnt mistaken for a deer/elk/moose/bear. C)dont ride in that area during hunting season. Personally, when growing up, I preferred NOT to go anywhere near the woods during the season just in case. You ever know where a stray bullet is going to come from and hurt you or your horse.
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post #36 of 210 Old 10-14-2010, 09:45 PM
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Great! Thanks

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post #37 of 210 Old 10-21-2010, 08:55 PM
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I can't believe I've never thought that this could happen. How could I be so foolish? I should really take these videos seriously because I'm a very young trail rider and I like to ride alone. There are some creepy people out there meaning that I should always be aware. This is kinda scary to think about. It could happen at any time. Lets stay safe on the trails everyone.
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post #38 of 210 Old 10-24-2010, 05:50 PM
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Very good! Thanks for posting. LoveD, "The Date"!!!! LoL...
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post #39 of 210 Old 11-08-2010, 09:35 PM
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I thought that leaving the city and into the trails I would be safer, wow.

Maybe its time we practiced open carry,(open carry in CA) or I can put those new sliders on his hooves to use
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post #40 of 210 Old 11-09-2010, 09:38 PM
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Awesome, I usually ride with my husband but there are occasions I'm alone. I know Kalila would help out she is protective, don't want to share me, but Mariah is well trained and may not be have to show hubby, a new training session I think. I have friends where we ride alone, 3 women, in the reserve, probably a good tool, thanks.
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