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post #11 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 03:29 PM
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Don't ever be afraid to ask for help.

A horse is a mirror to your soul. And sometimes you may not like what you see. - Buck Brannaman
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post #12 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 04:09 PM
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NEVER tie a horse by the neck. been around and owned horses for 20+ years got lazy and tied a horse by the neck one time he fought slipped fell and **** near hung himself luckily I was their and had a sharp knife. horse had never so much as flinched before whether in a halter or collar, tossed a lead over his head one day and walked about 15ft to grab something.........

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post #13 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 04:18 PM
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Don't ever be afraid to ask for help.
That's great advice for horses or anything else.
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post #14 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 04:19 PM
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Don't walk directly in front of the horse when leading- even a "trustworthy" horse could slip, trip, or spook, knocking you over.
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post #15 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 04:53 PM
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Don't get complacent. Even the most mellow/broke horses are still horses, prey animals, and have very keen instincts.

No matter what, always pay attention to what is going on around you and what your horse is doing underneath you. Many horses, regardless of how broke they are, will throw a fit/buck/bolt if they are stung by a wasp or a bee.
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post #16 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 05:04 PM
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How close to "common sense" are we going? xD

Never run/jump/scream around a barn.
Cannot say I really agree with this!

It is sensible never to run up to a horse either in front or from behind but, when the horses are all in, older ones in stables the youngsters in the barn, it was not unusual to have children kicking a ball in the alley or storage area, sliding off bales, riding bikes and go carts around.

I never stopped it and none of the horses ever showed anything other than curiosity. It helped them to accept sudden movements and loud high pitched noises.
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post #17 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 05:21 PM
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That lady who had the road accident was probably me OP!
Actually the best place to find all this info is to go to the hippocrats club. Every bad thing everyone has ever done around horses is essentially, listed there!!!!
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post #18 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 05:33 PM
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I don't see why you can't smoke and ride..? I smoke everytime I ride.
I also text/internet/camera while I ride, quite often with the camera.
I also run/scream/etc around the barn.

My best tip would probably be not to go any faster than a walk downhill, too easy to roll down if the horse trips. Also no jumping downhill (my mare seems to want to everytime we go over the one log on the steepest hill, lol).
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post #19 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 05:49 PM
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I don't see why you can't smoke and ride..? I smoke everytime I ride.
I also text/internet/camera while I ride, quite often with the camera.
I also run/scream/etc around the barn.

My best tip would probably be not to go any faster than a walk downhill, too easy to roll down if the horse trips. Also no jumping downhill (my mare seems to want to everytime we go over the one log on the steepest hill, lol).
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Because of the high risk of barn fires.
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post #20 of 72 Old 08-26-2014, 05:52 PM
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Don't ever get to the point that you do not enjoy your horse. Yes, we all go through all sorts of things, horses are certainly not for the faint of heart, but in the long run, you should really want to go out and fiddle with your horse.
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