from this lurkers point of veiw

from this lurkers point of veiw

Post by ros » Mon, 24 Jan 2005 04:56:13

I have been following 'comments on the horse" and it's outstanding in
imfo
and content.It would seem that the lizzard woman has got herself
backed into a corner here.
It is my opinion that the big gap  between a good technical rider and
a good all around horseman really come into play on the trail or maybe
it is people who can look after thier personal needs versus people who
can't.  My little check list for her as to how handy she would be on
the trail is:

Does your horse know how to hobble and tie on the hiline?
Do you know which side to dismount if needed when crossing running
water?
Can you pull a twisted shoe and put back on if it happens on the
trail?
Can you repair a piece of equipment with a piece of twine and a pocket
knife?
Do you have the basic vet knowledge to care for injuries on the trail?
If you bog your horse to belly depth do you know how to pull saddle
and where to stand safe while getting him out?

Just a few for starters and I'm sure you all will have more to add.
With respect to all
Rose