In-Hand Harmony

Trail Riding with a “Horse Length”

A new riding buddy, Denise, gave me an interesting verbal description the other day.  We were commiserating on how we don’t appreciate it when another rider allows their horse to crowd our horses.  We often hear people talk about allowing “a horse length” in between, but sometimes that’s difficult to judge.  Denise came up with this, and I like it a lot, “If you can’t see my horse’s hocks between the ears of your horse, you are too close.” There, that’s simple enough for everyone to remember… we hope 😉

“If you can’t see my horse’s hocks between the ears of your horse, you are too close.”

Happy trails!

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