I have gotten into the habit of bringing Lucy and Gunner in together. They don't go out in the same paddock but they are very close to one another. They are always the last two out and if I bring in Lucy and leave Gunner out, he goes ballistic. It's easier to bring them both in at the same time as long as they behave themselves. I think it's also good to occasionally lead a horse on the "incorrect" side just in case you ever need to in an emergency, for instance if you fell on a trail ride and injured your right arm and had to use your left arm to lead your horse.
I've heard so much from people about how dangerous leading two horses at a time is, how it's irresponsible, you could get hurt, blah blah blah.ReplyDelete
You know what? One of my favorite horsey memories is from when I did work experience at a polo farm. We frequently lead 3 or 4 horses together, and I tell you what, it is an awesome feeling to ride one while ponying 4 others at a canter. They know to behave. :)
I don't do it every day. If they're both running around like maniacs, desperate to come in because they're cold/hot/hungry/being eaten alive by bugs, then I'll bring them in separately. I also wouldn't do it when it's icy - it's too easy to lose traction and slip and I'm pretty sure with my luck both of them would fall on top of me.ReplyDelete