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    10-05-2009, 02:07 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Smile Taking your horse for a walk!

Have you ever taken your horse for a walk on the trail? And I don't mean you riding them and walking, I mean taking them for a walk like you would a dog!

My horse is just getting over an abscess and we've been doing some light exercise (riding bareback just at a walk and a little trot now and then). But I got the great idea with it being nice out today and the leaves turning and it being all pretty to take her out on the trail...but just to hand walk her so that I'm not putting unnecessary pressure on that hoof on hard terrain by being on her back. I'll post pics later on if I do it!

Anyone else have pics of hand walking on a trail?
     
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    10-05-2009, 02:28 PM
  #2
Foal
I don't have any pictures but we (My mom and I) Always walk the baby's to get them used to the trails and when its time for them to be rode they are used to trails. I walk Norman almost 2x a week.
     
    10-05-2009, 03:23 PM
  #3
Foal
Yes, we (my boyfriend and I) sometimes take the girls for a walk if we don't have time to ride. It's a good exercise both for horses and human beings, and it helps the horses to be more relaxed when we ride them afterwards.
Don't have any pics, though...
     
    10-05-2009, 03:28 PM
  #4
Started
Yep maddy gets walked all the time .. it helps her stocking up and my hubby doesn't know how to ride but he can walk her :)
     
    10-05-2009, 03:50 PM
  #5
Showing
Not me man. I am incredibly lazy by nature so if I'm going anywhere with my horse, I will be riding. I will even get back on to travel the 50 feet or so from the windmill to the gate. I think my main thing is that I am so clumsy on my own feet and the horse is so much more secure feeling.
     
    10-05-2009, 04:01 PM
  #6
Weanling
Yep, I have when I was hurt and couldn't ride but my horse needed exercise.
     
    10-05-2009, 05:00 PM
  #7
Weanling
Yupp. I used to go jogging with the mini and shetland we used to have because my mom refused to let me get another dog. I got some funny looks as we were the only people who had a little stable in the middle of a suburb. "WHAT KINDA DOGS ARE THOSE?" "Spanish Heavy Coated Retrievers"

I walk my new horse everywhere as I am not riding her yet nor am I even putting her to work. Just giving her time to settle in and us get used to each other. I also walk my POA a lot. Cougar not so much but I did yesterday. It's good fun.
     
    10-05-2009, 06:13 PM
  #8
Started
Yep..I do with Lillie. She's too young to ride, so we've gone on walks around the farm.
     
    10-05-2009, 06:53 PM
  #9
Trained
Nope, never. I own horses to ride them.

If I had a young'un, I would pony it on the trail, but walking? No thanks! I'm with Smrobs, i'm too lazy :]
     
    10-05-2009, 07:00 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Cougar    
Yupp. I used to go jogging with the mini and shetland we used to have because my mom refused to let me get another dog. I got some funny looks as we were the only people who had a little stable in the middle of a suburb. "WHAT KINDA DOGS ARE THOSE?" "Spanish Heavy Coated Retrievers"
Oh....my....GOSH. That is too funny!!
     

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