I've never done a blog hop before so I hope the link up thing works right! Let me know if there are any problems.
We all like to share on our blogs what we do with our horses and what we would like to do, but I want to know what you will NOT do. For example I will not carry a bag of feed into the middle of a herd of horses, especially if I don't know some of them. I will not teach my horse to rear on purpose. I will not ride my horse into a field full of loose horses that could kick me in the leg and break it. Things like that. I look forward to hearing what you have to share! I could probably think of more examples, but I need to go to sleep. :)
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Okay. I don't know what a blog hop is. Am I supposed to write a post on my blog in answer to your question, and then create a link to it on your blog?ReplyDelete
There are several options. You can answer in the comments, you can do a post on your blog and link to mine or you can do a post on your blog and click the add your link button at the bottom of my post to get the html code for your post that will cause the link up to show up in your post. :DDelete
I agree about not teaching a horse to rear on command!ReplyDelete
I will not ride in draw reins (though I did in a handful of lessons, and it actually made me quit riding at that facility).
I will not stall my horses unless there's a medical reason to.
I will not keep my horses in barbed wire.
Those are great ones Dom!! Thanks for participating. :DDelete
Interesting hop idea! Look forward to joining!ReplyDelete
Joined but there's no way to share the Linkup on my blog. InLinkz should provide you with widget code to share that we can use to post it on our blogs so people can see and join the hop.Delete
Oops!! Is it working now? I forgot about that part. Thanks for joining!Delete
interesting! will have to think on this for a little while... and yea, i agree with a lot of your too lol, tho i *have* ridden in a field of loose horses a couple timesReplyDelete
I have done it too before I realized how dangerous it can be. Now I think I'll just avoid it if at all possible. :D Thanks for joining!!Delete
Just to clarify when we list the things we won't do it's not because we think no one should do them. We aren't judging people. It's just personal preference. I'm more cautious than the average rider so I won't do some things I feel are risky and I'm also lazy when it comes to stimulus control while teaching tricks like rearing up so I just avoid them altogether. There are people who have taught horses to rear up with a lot of success (for example movie horses) but they are very dedicated and consistent with letting the horse know when it's appropriate to do it. I'm not. It's always been one of my weak points, so I just don't put myself in a situation where I could teach him something dangerous. So I hope I haven't offended anyone and I'm really enjoying reading your posts. Thanks for participating guys!!ReplyDelete
Okay. I'm back. I'll do mine in the comments. I agree about bring food out to a herd of loose horses. A gal near me was recently killed when a horse kicked her in the head. I won't run my horses toward home, because I've just had too much trouble with barn sour behaviors. As is, my horses usually walk as fast as they can toward home. I also won't feed them immediately after returning home from a trail ride, because that contributes to their desire to rush and ignore the slow down and whoa commands. There are a lot of things I know I shouldn't do, but I do them carefully, like wearing sandals around loose horses. I won't ride horses on ice or if the temperatures are above 110. I used to say I won't ride if the temps are above 90, but here in Arizona that's the majority of the year.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining! We definitely do have to be flexible depending on climate. It gets so hot there, but it's a dry heat isn't it? I think the combination of heat and humidity is what can be really dangerous. I think 110 sounds like a good cutoff. :)Delete
Thanks for the interesting blog hop!! :) I totally agree with your list - I once rode my guy around a loose horse. All I'll say is I won't be doing that again ;)ReplyDelete
Ouch! I hate that you figured that one out the hard way. I hope it wasn't too bad. I cringe to think what could happen!Delete
Thank you for the hop!ReplyDelete
You're welcome! Thank you for commenting! I'm really glad everyone has enjoyed it. :)Delete