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Bike Basics

INTRODUCE AND DESENSITIZE YOUR HORSE TO BICYCLES BEFORE HE’S SURPRISED BY ONE ON THE TRAIL.

Have you and your horse ever encountered a speedy mountain biker on the trail? The buzzing sound of the bike’s spokes can be alarming and spook-inducing for your horse. While many bike riders share the trail as they should (bike riders should yield to horses and hikers), the mere presence of a bike can cause your horse to worry if the scenario is new. A bike in motion doesn’t move like anything seen in nature. Plus, the whirring wheels and squeaking brakes may be new sounds for your horse. Help your horse get used to the sights and sounds of a bike when you work at home in a controlled environment. If your horse is exposed to bikes and allowed to investigate and follow, he will soon feel comfortable encountering and being passed by bikes on the trail.

Start by having your horse follow behind the bike, outfitted in a rope halter and long lead.
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