Horse Bike Experience
Twice each year, the Equestrians & the Mountain Bikers converge at Courtesy Stables for a Horse Bike Experience. We have a brief introduction of the participants, which allow the users to get to know each other by name. We also find out a little bit about each other. We then do a Short Session on Trail Etiquette - How different situations affect the horse & his/her reaction. What to expect & what's un-expected. A horse is a horse, of course. Equestrians work together with the Bikers to help eliminate user conflicts by discussing & practicing proper trail protocol & what to do when you encounter another user.
- What the horse sees & how he perceives the bike/rider.
- What's the safest method for passing?
- How different horses respond differently to bikers & why it's important for the biker be consistent in their approach.
We spend some time in the ring, and then go up into the field next to Courtesy for some actual (almost) trail experience. Please feel free to stop by, everyone is welcome. If you plan to bring your horse to Courtesy & would like to use your horse in the demonstration, just a "heads up" is appreciated.