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    01-26-2010, 07:05 PM
  #51
Green Broke
This makes me wanna take my poneh for a walk.
     
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    02-02-2010, 05:36 PM
  #52
Foal
The only time I have taken Dougal for a walk off the land we keep him on was on Christmas Eve. It was too icy to ride and so we just lead the ponies around, hadning out Christmas treats.
Dougal was a total. Idiot. It was like walking a tank. A fat, uncontrollable one. Not my idea of fun.
     
    02-02-2010, 06:11 PM
  #53
Foal
Ya I take my horse lady walking around and up to the arena near by and then I let her loose in the big arena to run around however she pleases because she does so much that I want her to do I feel thatr she needs time to smiply do what horses do...so we walk with her and a fellow horse named dude and then we let em loose(figureativly speaking ):)....

I also take my horse peny for walks as if she was a dog...she likes to show off a bit to her neighbor horse sophia..so she will look over at her and then look at me and I always laugh at her because she then starts doing a little strut thing haha..she walks wiht me to get the mail because its a bit down the rode to the mailbox :).
     
    02-02-2010, 07:09 PM
  #54
Weanling
I do hope to eventually when I have a horse to just go for walks with it!
It just sounds so fun! :)
     
    02-02-2010, 08:42 PM
  #55
Foal
When I first got Sunny, he was rail thin, and was not up for riding. I had been walking about three miles a day (I had lost 100 lbs and walking was my exercise of choice) One day, I decided to take Sun along with me, to help build up his muscles. The looks we got from people as we passed by was priceless! He was wonderful on the lead, and we actually bonded more by walking like this, as he came to trust me more and more.
     
    02-03-2010, 12:59 AM
  #56
Weanling
My cousin used to take her Welsh Mountain Pony jogging with her and her dog. That pony was prone to founder on just grass so had to keep the weight off her somehow!
I used to take my old horse for walks because I didn't feel like riding.
I'll be taking my 3 year old on walks just as soon as it cools down enough.
     
    02-04-2010, 01:35 PM
  #57
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by GoldRush    
When I first got Sunny, he was rail thin, and was not up for riding. I had been walking about three miles a day (I had lost 100 lbs and walking was my exercise of choice) One day, I decided to take Sun along with me, to help build up his muscles. The looks we got from people as we passed by was priceless! He was wonderful on the lead, and we actually bonded more by walking like this, as he came to trust me more and more.
Hilarious! If I had my own place I would totally take her for walks down the street and stuff hahaha!!! (given there was enough of a shoulder for both of us to walk in the grass and the road wasn't busy of course!) There are tons of trails around here, it would be so much fun to just go on one of the walking trails with the horse hahaha I can just imagine the looks on runners' faces when we come sauntering down the trail!
     
    02-15-2010, 05:01 PM
  #58
Foal
YEa I allways take my horses on walks specially because my horse is only 3 so he doesn't know that much about riding yet :P its fun to go jogging with your horse
     
    03-11-2010, 02:42 AM
  #59
Weanling
I can't ride Hoover anymore, so we go for walks. Even when I could ride him, we still went for walks, especially on the trail before we rode it the first time. I'm planning a couple picnics with him out on it come summer.

I need to walk Gunner the trail a couple times before I take him out on it. It really helped Hoover be calm his first time out.
     
    03-11-2010, 02:47 AM
  #60
Weanling
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Originally Posted by GoldRush    
He was wonderful on the lead, and we actually bonded more by walking like this, as he came to trust me more and more.
My trainer told me once about how Native Americans would "break" a horse. They would tie the halter rope around their waist and set out into the wilderness. The horse learned he moved when they moved, ate when they ate, drank when they drank, and rested when they rested. The same as an alpha in the herd, the horse came to depend on everything from it's master, giving the master alpha position, and trust to take care of it.
     

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