Seller's Comments and Description:
Etiquette should be taught to every rider from the first step up into the stirrup, but…..it is not. I took a couple out riding and it was all I could do to keep his wife’s horse from running away with her. When I finally got ” the cowboy” under control I let him know he would not be allowed to ride at the barn because he was inconsiderate and dangerous. Several days later he came back and asked why. In all the years riding with people he was the only one that asked. When I was describing what he did wrong his wife’s eyes went wide and she exclaimed, “ That is why my horses always ran away with me!”
Horse Etiquette - There is really not much to it:
1. On a group ride the speed and terrain is selected to match the skills of the most inexperience rider, or horse.
2. If you want to trot or canter off from the group tell everyone what you are doing BEFORE you do it.
3. When a rider dismounts, no one rides on until they are remounted, feet in stirrups and reins in hand.
4. Be aware of the spacing of your steeds. Don’t crowd or let a rider too far behind causing their horse to race to catch up.
5. Going through a wooded area? Warn the rider behind of the branch you are going to let fly!
6. If you open a gate. Close it.
Please take a few minutes to add to the list and let’s pass it on. Thanks