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post #31 of 50 Old 01-04-2013, 04:44 PM
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ive had this problem -_-. im in pa where theres lots of horses and amish. we ride on the side of the road and people honk, speed and try to hit horses. mostly teenagers who think its funny. we have a big trail around and trails specifically for horses have people on them. try galloping at full speed and stop on a dime so you dont run them over.
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post #32 of 50 Old 01-04-2013, 04:55 PM
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try galloping at full speed and stop on a dime so you dont run them over.
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I hope this is a joke. Someone who asks if its okay to throw rocks at a car could take this seriously.

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post #33 of 50 Old 01-04-2013, 05:00 PM
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I hope this is a joke. Someone who asks if its okay to throw rocks at a car could take this seriously.
I do not think that is what they meant

"We have a big trail around and trails specifically for horses have people on them. Try galloping at full speed and stop on a dime so you don't run them over"

Sounds to me like they have specific Horse Trails and they are galloping and people are walking in the way and it is hard to stop.

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post #34 of 50 Old 01-04-2013, 05:29 PM
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Arizona law:

28-858. Approaching horses and livestock
A person operating a motor vehicle on a public highway and approaching a horse-drawn vehicle, a horse on which a person is riding or livestock being driven on the highway shall exercise reasonable precaution to prevent frightening and to safeguard the animals and to ensure the safety of persons riding or driving the animals. If the animals appear frightened, the person in control of the vehicle shall reduce its speed and if requested by signal or otherwise shall not proceed further toward the animals unless necessary to avoid accident or injury until the animals appear to be under control.

OTOH, Louisiana:

"It shall not be lawful for horses, mules, donkeys, or asses to go on the paved, black-topped and asphalt treated highways of the state system and the rights of way therefor."

Others: Riding on Public Roads
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post #35 of 50 Old 01-18-2013, 09:05 PM
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These signs are just a few of many throughout the area that my horses are boarded.







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post #36 of 50 Old 01-18-2013, 09:21 PM
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While I can't help you OP and for that I'm sorry as I know the dilemmas that come with road riding, I will say what it is like in NZ, as I'm not sure where you are from.

In NZ, a horse is classed as a legal mode of transport and motorists do not have to give us horse riders any more respect than they do to that of an actual car, they are legally allowed to pass us at 100km/h and don't even have to give horses a wide berth or anything. Even out here in the countryside I have had people driving full horse trucks (which would indicate they know about horses) come absolutely flying up behind me on a very green horse not giving a toss what-so-ever. Honestly, when the road is concerned in this country, it's full of idiots, even the equestrian community when driving on the roads don't seem to give a ****.

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post #37 of 50 Old 01-18-2013, 10:05 PM
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I was upset over the same thing for awhile but then I realized, people do not understand horses. They do not know that anything could cause a spook and we may end up in front of them in the street.
Its the same as when your driving a horse trailer and some idiot pulls in front of you, unless you drive a trailer you don't realize how long it takes to stop with weight behind you.
I believe people are just clueless.......

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post #38 of 50 Old 01-18-2013, 10:22 PM
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I very rarely see someone riding on the paved roads here, the gravel side roads, yes, lots. Anyways, I was following behind a school bus on the paved road and I seen a girl riding a horse, I though for sure the bus would move over some for her, nope, it almost clipped her! The girl almost rode her horse into the steep ditch to avoid it. I took down the bus number & reported the driver and talked to the girl & got her phone number in case the superintendant of the bus drivers needed her statement. I don't know what happened to the bus driver.
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post #39 of 50 Old 01-18-2013, 11:03 PM
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when I was younger, I use take my horses on road hacks all the time. I reminder one on a road, a log truck got very very close. There was no other traffic around. I was as far over as I could be, he didn't move an inch. my pony reared and spun away from the truck. I think this moved saved us. She had black tyre mark on her rump. I can only guess how it got there.

The truck in question was owned by a family that I want to pony club with. My mum wasn't all that impressed and called them. after that all of their trucks passed wide.
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post #40 of 50 Old 03-08-2013, 11:43 PM
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Had to take my California written drivers test today....here is a picture of a statement in the manual....

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