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Knowing your terrain while riding is important so that you can judge the safety of your ride. Understand your terrain better with the help of an equestrian trainer in this video.
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Hello. My name is Kimberly Dobin. I am a trainer of Kimberly Dobin Dressage, located at the Classic Equestrian Center in Moorpark, California. I am here to discuss with you knowing your terrain before going on a trail ride. It's a tremendous responsibility to be a horse owner, and it is the rider's responsibility to know where they're going before going on the trail. Please, be sure to always choose trails that are well-groomed and they're wide pathways to avoid injuries on you and injuries on your horse. Know your right of way on the trails. Horses take precedence over motor vehicles, bicycles, and hikers. If you come up to passing a hiker, please be sure to make sure that they know that you're coming. Always communicate with everyone who is out on the trail. Also, again, I can't stress enough, please to be safe on the trail, always ride a horse you know you have the ability to ask him or the horse to stop and continue on the trail whenever you please. If you can't do that on that horse, you probably are best off not going on the trail with that horse. Knowing your terrain is your responsibility as a rider. It is important that you ask other riders and possibly other horse owners of the trails in your area to know, you know, the trails and the places that you plan on riding before going. My name is Kimberly Dobin, and I'm the trainer of Kimberly Dobin Dressage, and I'm located at the Classic Equestrian Center in Moorpark, California. I just discussed with you knowing your terrain. Be safe.