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post #11 of 16 Old 05-18-2013, 10:46 PM
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Road riding makes me very nervous. First, you never know what your horse is going to step on. Second, the drivers are insane. My barn is right next to a "highway" where the speed limit is never considered. I could cross it confidently, but riding along it bothers me, so I don't.
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post #12 of 16 Old 05-19-2013, 12:52 AM
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I am one of those people w a horror story, , so I avoid paved roads. But, I live on a private dirt road that doesn't get much traffic...but it is for cars. I ride on it to get to the BLM gate. I had my husband drive passed me during a few of the first couple times "out" with my mare (then, filly), and will do so w my current filly when the time comes. That way it is very "controlled" for everyone - very "relaxed", if you know what I mean. Maybe you can find an untraveled road and do the same - for your benefit.
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post #13 of 16 Old 05-19-2013, 08:06 AM
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If cars are whizzing by, your fears are very real. They are there to protect you from a very real danger. If you can't get way off the side of the road, maybe you should not ride there at all.

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post #14 of 16 Old 05-19-2013, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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I am one of those people w a horror story, , so I avoid paved roads. But, I live on a private dirt road that doesn't get much traffic...but it is for cars. I ride on it to get to the BLM gate. I had my husband drive passed me during a few of the first couple times "out" with my mare (then, filly), and will do so w my current filly when the time comes. That way it is very "controlled" for everyone - very "relaxed", if you know what I mean. Maybe you can find an untraveled road and do the same - for your benefit.
There is a dirt road near by, but I would still have to walk along the paved road to get to it. The reason why I want to take the road, is to get to the public trails, which is right beside the work field (practically in my uncle's driveway), so it's a very short trip, and I would also like to get to my aunt's house to use her dirt arena, proper jumps, and guidance. I'm trying to see if I my dad will put a gate in the hay field, so we won't have to walk on the road so far.

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post #15 of 16 Old 05-19-2013, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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If you can't get way off the side of the road, maybe you should not ride there at all.
There is a wide gravel shoulder, and in most parts there is grass beside that. For right now, we are practicing on the grass outside of the paddocks that is actually our property.

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post #16 of 16 Old 05-19-2013, 01:19 PM
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I think putting up the new gate so that you can access the trails more safely is a great idea.

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