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        10-07-2009, 09:49 AM
      #31
    Banned
    I have many a time. First I take my mountian bike and with just a halter on the horse run down the side of the road. When I come to a hill I grab a handful of mane and he pulls me up the hill.
    I tried the mountian bike on the bush trails but they proved too narrow for the both of us so I ditch the bike and just walk or jog beside him.
         
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        10-11-2009, 12:23 AM
      #32
    Trained
    I walk the two yearlings I am training all the time. I also walk my new horse.
         
        10-11-2009, 12:53 AM
      #33
    Super Moderator
    I walk Lacey all the time. I'm super lazy so it's definitely not my favorite thing but it's good for us. =P
         
        10-18-2009, 01:06 PM
      #34
    Yearling
    Love the video.. She's just trotting along and she's like "hey, i'm hungry!" and just stops and eats... lol.
    Ah once D was out in the tractor shed field, which is gigantic and I walked for a mile or so until I found him and then we had to walk back.. oh the joy. ;)
         
        10-18-2009, 02:40 PM
      #35
    Yearling
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who does this! My friends and I do this all the time. When I am not riding her every day (school year) I always take her for a little walk on the road and around the driveways because she is so spooky for some reason (only if she's not riden every day). It also gives me an opportunity to do some groundwork with her! When I am working with a young horse I also do this so that they aren't a freak show the first time they leave the property.
         
        10-18-2009, 08:44 PM
      #36
    Weanling
    I used to have a friend who had horses, and we would simply walk them with a halter and lead a lot of the time (one was a bit too old to ride and the other incredibly barnsour/pushy under saddle :/ something neither of us really felt like dealing with at the time...) We'd bring food or whatever and take these long walks in the hills which surrounded her property. They seemed to enjoy these outings. The old guy didn't even have to be led half the time, he'd just follow at my shoulder with the rope slung over his withers. It was quite fun.

    I also used to periodically visit this lady's young arab gelding. He had been ridden hard waaaayyyy too early by a heavy individual and as a result had a super sensitive back that couldn't take a lot of riding. ): As part of his excersise I would lead him around the neighborhood a few times a week. He was so sweet though. We've since lost touch with his owner.

    I think walking your horse or simply spending time together doing other things that don't involve "work" is an excellent way to deepen the bond.
         
        10-18-2009, 08:58 PM
      #37
    Green Broke
    I take Chinga for a walk once a week, I walk him to our lesson because its easier then floating him and its only around the corner, plus it is a great warm up for us both.
         
        10-18-2009, 09:13 PM
      #38
    Weanling
    I walk cutter on the sidewalk all the time, people always come up and ask to pet him, he's become quite the celeberty in my town haha
         
        10-18-2009, 09:17 PM
      #39
    Green Broke
    Omg heyycutter I want to live where you do, in a place where I can take a walk down the sidewalk with my horse!!!!
         
        10-18-2009, 10:54 PM
      #40
    Started
    Yeppers... I walk my two pretty often along the sides of the road and some trails... The farthest we've walked so far has been eight miles in a day... when we walk, we usually go about two or three miles.
         

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