How do you deal with loose horses in a field you need to walk through (without distressing them)?

Discussion in 'General Walking Discussions' started by Grayson, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Grayson

    Grayson Regular Member

    Just curious if there are any do's and don'ts when walking through fields with horses on the loose?

    They're quite big, solid, and somewhat scary if you're uncomfortable around them or they come galloping towards you, so is it best to stick to the edges and ignore them?

    What do you do if one or more horses are in the way of where you need to be. Shout? Clap loudly? or will doing that scare them and put you in danger?

    As you can probably tell I find them a bit intimidating, but at the same time don't want to cause them any unnecessary distress.

  2. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Well-Known Member

    Do not shout, clap or wave your hands around because you will scare them and if there are any foals in the field then mum may give you a good kicking. If need be talk loudly so they are aware of your prescence, then try to walk around them if possible, putting a good distance between them and you. If that isn't possible then look for a gap then walk calmly and with as little fuss as possible, do not walk directly towards any of them. Same applies to a field of cows, keep calm and don't scare them. This has worked for us, before now we have walked through a field full of cows and 1 of the biggest bulls I have ever seen, he watched us walk through his field without bother as we did not bother him or his ladies.
    Rocky and Spinney like this.
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