Lucy Balmer Leasure | 12 Questions | 96 Answers

I've recently moved yards where the only hacking available is on roads, though I'm unsure of how my mare will react to the cars. How can I prepare her so she feels safe on the road?

I've recently moved yards where the only hacking available is on roads, though I'm unsure of how my mare will react to the cars. How can I prepare her so she feels safe on the road?
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See if you can ride her around your own car/mum's car so she gets use s to her reflection and then progress to a moving car behind and beside her. Also ride with a buddy (and a quiet one too) so she gets confidence from them.
totally agree with having a buddy. but maybe take her for a hand walk down the road a ways so you can get an idea of her reaction before you ride in the situation
Hey, if I were you I would do almost a full schooling session at home, then ask someone to go with you on a horse that is use to traffic and just got for a 10min wonder after your ride so she's a bit tired. She'll be less likely to react to the traffic and a support buddy that will show her that traffic isn't something to worry about :)
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