Bike Proofing Your Horse

May 24th, 2016 9:05 AM | No Comments

1. Buddy Up With A Bike Proof Horse

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Taking your horse out on the trail with a “Bike proof” horse can give your horse that extra confidence boost.

 

2. Delivering Feed By Bike

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Try to teach your horse to associate bikes with nice things. How about keeping a bike at the barn, and delivering his feed via bicycle, pretty soon he should be happy to see a bike!

 

3. In The Arena

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Having a stationary bike in the arena while schooling, will let your horse know that it’s not a scary monster that’s going to bite.

 

4. Stop and Talk to Cyclists

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When on the trail, feel free to ask cyclists to stop. Explain to them that you want your horse to realise a bike is controlled by a human – and not some metal creature waiting to pounce.

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