Working with horses takes an awareness of their nature. If they get frightened, they don't stop and think before reacting. And that reaction can get them and you into trouble. A frightened horse can break through a fence, drag a handler, kick out or any number of dangerous responses. So to stay safe, we need to take this tendency into account, no matter if we are handling, driving or riding our horses. Some situations, like riding at night, along road sides or on multi-use trails takes special precautions. No one likes pages and pages of rules to follow, but to stay safe and have fun, safety rules are essential. Check out All About Safety With Horses for lots of tips and advice to help you stay safe and have fun.
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