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Top 20 Trail Riding Tips

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With care and knowledge you can have great trail riding experiences

Rated 0 points - posted 9 years ago by dspsfarm in category Sports.
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School your horse Report Abuse
Find another way to cross the road, ride in another direction, teach him to cross a stream. Expose your horse to new things in little packages and he will learn to trust you and be more calm the next time he sees something new.
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Fear is a good thing Report Abuse
It will help keep you safe by keeping you riding only when and where you feel you have control
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Something frightening on the trail? Keep your horse's attention Report Abuse
It will keep you both from fixating on the potentially scary object.
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Occupy your horse's mind with what you want him to do. Report Abuse
If your horse starts to think about the other horses or riders, put his attention back onto his job.
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Pay more attention to your horse than the other horses Report Abuse
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If you feel in danger, dismount Report Abuse
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Don't lead your horse across scary objects, such as streams or bridges. Report Abuse
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Enjoy your horse and training first, people second. Keep your priorities in order. Report Abuse
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You are the only one responsible for your own safety and that of your horse; heed advice but listen to yourself. Report Abuse
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To avoid your horse knocking your knee into a tree trunk, turn his nose to the object you want to avoid. Report Abuse
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It's harder to control your horse on steep terrain than on flat land; always keep that in mind Report Abuse
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If on a steep trail and have to dismount, get off on the uphill side Report Abuse
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If going down a hill and the person in front of you is going more slowly, wait at the top Report Abuse
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If you are leading a horse and losing control, let go of him rather than risk getting hurt Report Abuse
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Never run after a runaway horse Report Abuse
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Don't try to control another person's horse Report Abuse
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If a wreck happens, stand back and watch. Report Abuse
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Control your horse Report Abuse
If someone else's horse starts acting up, concentrate on controlling your horse, not trying to help them
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End the ride with a better trained horse than you started with. Report Abuse
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An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. Report Abuse
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