Self defense on the trail - Page 6

       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

Like Tree169Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-15-2010, 06:27 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by mliponoga    
I've had a deer hunter come up to me with a gun (out of season mind you) and start threatening us about calling the cops and how he first thought the horses were deer, blah blah blah. That's probably the most dangerous time to be riding is during hunting season. Those deer hunters usually are a little drunk to start out with and carrying weapons and then you go and tick them off by riding past their hunting grounds....but I carry a knife on the trail and try to stay off private property unless I've been given permission. Luckily I live in such a small town though most of the people are nice and just stop and talk to us.
I was thinking about that last summer when we were riding at our property up north. We heard a shotgun and I started to worry because Hunter was about the color of a deer at that time.
Sponsored Links
    12-15-2010, 08:46 PM
Excellent vidoe :) I personally will not ride anywhere without a gun. I ride in deep woods, and its a good thing to have in case of bears, etc. I would ask my horse to go at a gallop, but she bucks a lot :)
    12-21-2010, 01:09 PM
Green Broke
Cool vidieo
    12-21-2010, 01:35 PM
Green Broke
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:(
Yeah I can't see it either, I am also on a mac :(
    12-21-2010, 06:12 PM
Green Broke
I am on a mac and I had no trouble seeing it
    01-03-2011, 09:08 PM
This is such good advice! I am pretty young and I go riding in the state forest a bunch with my friends as well as in the trails around my house and there are some pretty creepy people around me. Any other ideas of where to find more trail self defense things?
    01-03-2011, 10:03 PM
Green Broke
Thanks for the post. I ride in a large park and some pretty remote areas (usually not alone). I've never been approached by anyone, but we have come across some transients who were a little shady. One actually almost got my sister thrown, we were riding through & he came out of the brush. We were almost on top of him. Needless to say the horses spooked.
You have to be careful when your out, because you never know what you'll run into.
I don't like the idea of carrying a gun. Even though I've been trained to shoot, I don't think that would be my 1st instinct in an emergency.
    01-03-2011, 11:09 PM
I trail ride out on the national forest, mostly alone, all the time. I've never felt threatened by human or animal. Never felt the need to carry a gun. I wouldn't know how to use one anyway.

I do dress my horses (and myself) in hunter orange during hunting season because I ride through the woods and there are elk and deer hunts going on from late August through December.

I am a big believer in hunter orange.

But really, we have bears, cougars, etc. and I've never had an animal bother me. Luckily I don't encounter many humans out there. The humans worry me more. I do feel safer on horseback than on foot. I feel like as long as I stay on my horse I can escape anything that might threaten us.
    01-06-2011, 11:48 PM
Green Broke
When I used to ride my old horse alone, if I encountered strangers, no matter how nice they seemed, I told them my horse was unpredictable and they should steer clear. I told them he bit and kicked because he had a bad experience with a person on foot while we were riding.
That was a total lie, but it kept people FAR away from us.

It's sad things have to be like that, though.
Ripplewind likes this.
    01-10-2011, 05:44 PM
I do not trail ride , by myself ever. If someone was walking there and I saw them then I would just trot off because even though he may seem nice and normal I would do it just for safety no matter if he was not attacking me or anything.

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

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


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.

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 01:22 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0