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
EquestriSafe: reflective tape and other safety gear
Mirror for helmet (Meredith’s favorite)
Cavallo ELB hoof boots (Apollo’s favorite)
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