Have Horse Will Travel

How NOT to get squished on the road

April 25, 2020 Meredith Cherry & Apollo
Have Horse Will Travel
How NOT to get squished on the road
Chapters
00:01:20
Why ride on the road?
00:04:51
Selecting a road to ride on
00:06:20
Preparing - safety gear
00:09:47
Be prepared to get help
00:10:34
hoof care for roads
00:12:40
Apollo's boots
00:13:46
Training for roads
00:16:51
List of scary things
00:18:02
Marker 1
00:22:21
Marker 2
00:25:46
Scary dogs and scary people
00:31:18
Bad Drivers
00:34:14
Marker 3
Have Horse Will Travel
How NOT to get squished on the road
Apr 25, 2020
Meredith Cherry & Apollo

Roads are not a safe place to ride a horse, but sometimes doing so is necessary. With a little preparation, though, road riding can be a (relatively) safe and enjoyable way to expand your riding horizons… without getting squished by a bad driver! 

Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse. 


What to Listen For:

00:25 Introduction to the episode

01:20 Why would anyone ride a horse on the road?

04:51 How do you choose a good road for riding?

06:20 Preparing with safety gear

09:48 Be able to call for help

10:34 Hoof safety for road riding

13:46 Training your horse to think and to trust

16:04 “Scary things are going to happen.”

16:51 A list of scary things Apollo and I have encountered

18:02 That one mailbox…

19:37 The time we were buzzed by a helicopter

22:21 The (first) time we rode next to a train

25:46 Scary dogs and scary people

31:18 “It’s a big game of chicken, and I’m stuck in the middle”: dealing with bad drivers

34:14 Closing statements 

35:16 End of episode

 

Resources:

Yellow/reflective safety vest

Colorful quarter sheet

Colorful helmet cover

EquestriSafe: reflective tape and other safety gear 

Clip-on red flashing lights 

Helmet (Meredith’s favorite) 

Mirror for helmet (Meredith’s favorite)

Leg holster for phone 

Cavallo ELB hoof boots (Apollo’s favorite) 

*all product links are affiliate or sponsor, and help support the podcast

 

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Show Notes Chapter Markers

Roads are not a safe place to ride a horse, but sometimes doing so is necessary. With a little preparation, though, road riding can be a (relatively) safe and enjoyable way to expand your riding horizons… without getting squished by a bad driver! 

Listen weekly as Meredith and Apollo share about their multi-year 48-state journey (The Centauride), talk with interesting guests, and discuss the realities of domestic abuse. 


What to Listen For:

00:25 Introduction to the episode

01:20 Why would anyone ride a horse on the road?

04:51 How do you choose a good road for riding?

06:20 Preparing with safety gear

09:48 Be able to call for help

10:34 Hoof safety for road riding

13:46 Training your horse to think and to trust

16:04 “Scary things are going to happen.”

16:51 A list of scary things Apollo and I have encountered

18:02 That one mailbox…

19:37 The time we were buzzed by a helicopter

22:21 The (first) time we rode next to a train

25:46 Scary dogs and scary people

31:18 “It’s a big game of chicken, and I’m stuck in the middle”: dealing with bad drivers

34:14 Closing statements 

35:16 End of episode

 

Resources:

Yellow/reflective safety vest

Colorful quarter sheet

Colorful helmet cover

EquestriSafe: reflective tape and other safety gear 

Clip-on red flashing lights 

Helmet (Meredith’s favorite) 

Mirror for helmet (Meredith’s favorite)

Leg holster for phone 

Cavallo ELB hoof boots (Apollo’s favorite) 

*all product links are affiliate or sponsor, and help support the podcast

 

Follow Our Adventure:

Blog 

Facebook 

Instagram 

Twitter 

YouTube 

 

Support This Podcast:

Books 

Store 

Patreon 

Sponsor inquires welcome!

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/havehorsewilltravel)

Why ride on the road?
Selecting a road to ride on
Preparing - safety gear
Be prepared to get help
hoof care for roads
Apollo's boots
Training for roads
List of scary things
Marker 1
Marker 2
Scary dogs and scary people
Bad Drivers
Marker 3