Things Not to Do With a Horse

by Rebecca on March 5, 2008

in Animal Jokes,Animal Training

While there are many ways to ride a horse … it pays to know the front end
from the back end! And remember even the most experienced rider can make an
innocent mistake.

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You should always wear a hat … it helps protect the hard ground from your
soft, fragile and valuable head (some people have less to worry about than
others!).

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Smoking isn’t cool. But if you do find yourself having to smoke … keep it
out of the stable and away from things like hay and straw that burn … and
try to stick to low tar … smoking kills, your horse will miss you when
you’re gone.

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The view is much better from on top… Remember to always check your girth when you get
on a horse … even if you have been told it has been done up … you’re the one who will end
up on the floor if it isn’t!

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Don’t walk all over your horse. They deserve better than that …

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It’s a long way down … so if you part company … for whatever reason …
remember to roll with it! Sympathy comes from all sorts … but rarely if
you don’t wear a hat!

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After a long hard days riding, nothing is more welcome for the
“quilt-essential” rider than a nap. But remember to put the welfare of your
horse first … they might be tired too!

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When leading, don’t drag your horse … lead it from the side.

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When riding on the roads be considerate of other road users. Try to ride
single file when not with young or inexperienced horses, or of course when
exercising by “Ride & Lead”!

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But if you do do something that other people aren’t used to … don’t be surprised if
they give you strange looks! It doesn’t mean they know better … and they may come
round to see things from your point of view.

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But whatever you do, remember have fun with your horse … its not all work
…. you are allowed to play too!

http://www.horses.co.uk/horses/activities/thingsnottodo/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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