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post #21 of 27 Old 09-06-2013, 10:36 PM
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Well, that's what rants are for, I guess. just be easy about what you post about your cousin here. it's public, as you know. you should stay focussed on how YOU feel, not on her actions and how stupid they seem.
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It seems a little selfish to me to keep your friend's horse out for 8+ hours if you *know darn well* she isn't going to give him a drink! On trail our horses get water at every opportunity. Even if its only going to be a 45 min quickie loop!

As for riding on a highway, you know you can kill someone, right? God forbid this horse gets lose for whatever reason and runs into oncoming 70mph traffic, or someone is not paying attention to the road, or the horse take off with your cousin.... I could list a million scenarios on why its NOT a good idea to ride a horse down a highway. I am extra cautious about riding/driving down the 45mph roads here.
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She's riding her horse. I did tell her that she was possibly putting her horse at risk by not letting him drink, but I only mentioned it towards the end of the ride, because if I had said it any earlier, I know I would have said something I'd regret later.

The highway, well, it's really considered a highway, but it doesn't get a whole lot of traffic on it, and everyone slows down and gets on the other side of the road when they see horseback-rider's. What really bugged me was the fact that she kept riding in the middle of the road, even when I told her repeatedly not to. She's ridden on the highway with me several times before and this was the first time she'd ever ridden down the middle of it.
So she was riding in the MIDDLE of the highway? Not on the grass but on the concrete where the cars are driving through? She has to learn that riding in the middle of the highway is NOT ACCEPTABLE before she gets herself, her horse, and other people killed. Frankly, yes people do know to slow down and go on the side for the horse but you have to think are people on a highway, that are traveling 70mph, going to expect a girl riding her horse in the middle of the road? Chances are, no. And it is very hard to stop suddenly going 70. Let alone, if a semi-truck (or any truck hauling or not!) were to stop! It takes 525 feet to make a semi-truck come to a complete stop!
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Maybe you should put her horse on a leadline and pony her. She does not sound like she is responsible enough to be going at it solo.
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To be perfectly honest, I would refuse to put up with her behavior. If someone I was riding with refused to let their horse drink after a long ride, I would not be riding with them again, same goes for repeatedly disregarding the safety of his/herself, me and the drivers on the road.
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Well, that's what rants are for, I guess. just be easy about what you post about your cousin here. it's public, as you know. you should stay focussed on how YOU feel, not on her actions and how stupid they seem.
Yeah, I know... I guess I just got off track...

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It seems a little selfish to me to keep your friend's horse out for 8+ hours if you *know darn well* she isn't going to give him a drink! On trail our horses get water at every opportunity. Even if its only going to be a 45 min quickie loop!

As for riding on a highway, you know you can kill someone, right? God forbid this horse gets lose for whatever reason and runs into oncoming 70mph traffic, or someone is not paying attention to the road, or the horse take off with your cousin.... I could list a million scenarios on why its NOT a good idea to ride a horse down a highway. I am extra cautious about riding/driving down the 45mph roads here.
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I try to find area's to water the horses where she can use something to get off and back on with, so she has no excuse to stop and give hr horse water. The place I stopped the other day has a place she could have used to get off and then back on. I thought she was right behind me when I went to give my mare water, but she kept going.

Let me explain this highway. It's the main road going through the country area where I live, a two-lane road, like most roads. The speed limit is 45 in places and 55 in other places, but no higher than that, and there's not near as many cars on it as I think yall are thinking. It's nothing like a highway in the middle of a city. Believe me, if it was, I wouldn't be on it. When we were on it the other day, only three cars passed us and we were on it for roughly, maybe a little less than a mile.

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So she was riding in the MIDDLE of the highway? Not on the grass but on the concrete where the cars are driving through? She has to learn that riding in the middle of the highway is NOT ACCEPTABLE before she gets herself, her horse, and other people killed. Frankly, yes people do know to slow down and go on the side for the horse but you have to think are people on a highway, that are traveling 70mph, going to expect a girl riding her horse in the middle of the road? Chances are, no. And it is very hard to stop suddenly going 70. Let alone, if a semi-truck (or any truck hauling or not!) were to stop! It takes 525 feet to make a semi-truck come to a complete stop!
Yes. I did say something about it to her, too. This was the first time she'd ever ridden her gelding down the middle of the highway. The only 'semi trucks' out were the log trucks my uncle's use, and we met them on the back-roads. The chicken trucks weren't running, and we don't ride when they do run.

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Maybe you should put her horse on a leadline and pony her. She does not sound like she is responsible enough to be going at it solo.
I would if I thought she'd go for it. Especially after the other day.

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To be perfectly honest, I would refuse to put up with her behavior. If someone I was riding with refused to let their horse drink after a long ride, I would not be riding with them again, same goes for repeatedly disregarding the safety of his/herself, me and the drivers on the road.
I guess I'm more patient, and willing to give her another chance, since this s the first time she'd ever done it.

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Then her parents need to be involved and the danger explained. It's better that she not ride than get herself and her horse killed or hurt because she threw a snit about being treated like a child when she is clearly incapable of making sound decisions. Her enjoyment of riding should not come before her safety.

45mph is fast enough to kill them both. People in cars often make stupid decisions around people on horses. I think it's irresponsible of all involved to let her carry on like she is. She is not capable of making good choices and she is being constantly coddled and enabled into continuing to do it.
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