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
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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



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) 

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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
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Scary dogs and scary people
Bad Drivers
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