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        11-14-2010, 07:04 PM
    This was good information! Great post!
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        11-14-2010, 08:03 PM
    Wow that was really informative and looking back on everything.....when we used to go on trail rides my old BO would make us dismount and show off our horses to people walking on the ground. She said we were being "Good equine advocates" looking back and realizing that could have turned into one of the most dangerous situations we put ourselves into : /

    I'm definitely going to have to remember these moves just in case.
        11-22-2010, 10:12 AM
    I trail ride with a girlfriend in isolated areas all the time and I never even thought about this. Thanks for the info, knowledge is power.
        11-25-2010, 10:00 AM
    I should have thought about trail safety a lot sooner than this. Sometimes when I'm on the trails I'll forget that the world is full of some creepy people who will do some strange and bad things. I don't know what I would've done if someone tried to steal my horse on the trail before this video shared a lot of advice with me. I guess being a beginner means making big mistakes and learning from them and others. I'll be sure to take these videos seriously for now on.
        11-26-2010, 01:34 AM
    Thanks for posting this, and it reminds me that I am too trusting. In the first scene in the video where the man walks up to the horse she should have kicked on and got away from him. I have a tendancy to not want people to think badly of me, so I would have done as she did, and done nothing.
    So this is a good reminder, thanks.
        12-04-2010, 10:38 AM
    Is there anyone else that isn't able the view this video? I have a feeling it's because i'm using an I mac:(
        12-05-2010, 04:09 PM
    Originally Posted by Tabbi Kat    
    is there anyone else that isn't able the view this video? I have a feeling it's because i'm using an I mac:(
    I have a Mac and had no trouble viewing it.
        12-07-2010, 02:14 AM
    Originally Posted by VelvetsAB    
    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.

    Bold is mine. :) While hunting season is on here, we use horse-safe paints in very loud colors (blaze orange, hot pink, lime green...) and completely cover the horses. Makes for some very interesting pasture scenes, but we went from having an "accident" at least once or twice a season, to none at all since we started painting them. So a little blow to their egos well worth it. :)
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        12-10-2010, 09:21 PM
    I haven't been threatened on the trail, though I am pretty sure I know what would happen:

    Sherman would probably freakout and step on him.
    Ace would probably step on him or bite him.
    Sammy would probably attack him.
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        12-10-2010, 09:28 PM
    Nice reminder

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