Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sweden - the land of carrots and apples
My horse isn't completely traffi proof or so..
If the biker/whatever seem to be sensible, I usually stay on, stop my horse and let them pass (and let Crow look at them), if it's the less nice type, or tractor or anything, and not a lot of space to move, I simply get off before Crow gets nervous, or as he starts to tense up (I expect him to be genuinly scared). Then I show him that I'm not afrad (since if I'm on the ground I'm not) and that I dare to go past it without fuss and that I am to be trusted, pretty much. He's alwas calm then and learns it's not dangerous. Walked past a big tree-chopping machine/tractor thing on a really narrow path the other day, using this method. :) He behaved perfectly even tho he's still pretty green, and made no fuss when I mounted again just behind the thing.
I'd do exactly the same in any situation that can go out of hand with bikes, people or other moving objects.. My horse don't wanna fight me and I don't wanna fight him so it's just easier. Normally it's not necessary any more tho :P
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