OK, if I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a hundred times: Hitching a large flight animal to a wheeled inanimate object is a really bad idea! There are scary, horse eating things in the world, and your horse may just try to escape.
There are a million possible reasons why a horse may run away while hitched to the carriage. Regardless of the reason, you’re going to have trouble on your hands in a heartbeat.
What you do in the first 3 seconds of a runaway may determine the outcome and the aftermath.
This advice contained in this article comes from my personal experiences. Sometimes I did the right thing, and other times I did the wrong thing. While it makes no guarantees that you’ll walk away from every possible scenario unscathed, it will give some solid ideas on how to improve your situation.
- Something Better Than Pull and Hold
- Carriage Brakes in a Runaway
- Your Horse’s Brain in a Runaway
- Target Fixation
- Making Use of Your Space
- Jumping Off??
- Runaway Prevention