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Lori Stewart for Practical Horseman

Road trail riding

How to Scope Out Safe Roads for Trail Riding

To make your trail ride safe you must plan ahead and think like a rider, a driver and a horse. To ride your best in traffic, therefore, you need to think on three levels: like a rider, like the drivers you'll meet, and--so you can anticipate his reactions to traffic and roadside 'monsters'--like a horse.