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  1. Love it! Great info cleverly and effectively presented.

    If everyone followed their guidelines, I'd have so much less to rant about, I'd have to take up tatting or something just to fill the extra time.

  2. Love it! Great info cleverly and effectively presented.If everyone followed their guidelines, I'd have so much less to rant about, I'd have to take up tatting or something just to fill the extra time.

  3. One thing left out is how cycle riders should behave when they encounter a horse on the street, especially when coming from behind. This week I was leading my horse down a quiet country lane when a silent bike rider came up behind us–we didn't even hear any wheel spinning or gear clicking. My horse ordinarily doesn't spook at bikes but this rider didn't let us know he was there. Surprised, she veered sideways into me, I fell and she stepped on my thigh. It is better for cyclists to announce their presence by calling out "bike behind!" or by ringing your bell. Had this cyclist done so, my horse would not have spooked. Horses are prey animals that react to silent approaches from behind as if it were a mountain lion stalking them. They catch a glimpse of movement and bolt first, identify later. So please make a little bit of noise if you are riding up from behind. That identifies you as NOT a lion. Thanks!

  4. One thing left out is how cycle riders should behave when they encounter a horse on the street, especially when coming from behind. This week I was leading my horse down a quiet country lane when a silent bike rider came up behind us–we didn't even hear any wheel spinning or gear clicking. My horse ordinarily doesn't spook at bikes but this rider didn't let us know he was there. Surprised, she veered sideways into me, I fell and she stepped on my thigh. It is better for cyclists to announce their presence by calling out "bike behind!" or by ringing your bell. Had this cyclist done so, my horse would not have spooked. Horses are prey animals that react to silent approaches from behind as if it were a mountain lion stalking them. They catch a glimpse of movement and bolt first, identify later. So please make a little bit of noise if you are riding up from behind. That identifies you as NOT a lion. Thanks!

  5. Thanks for that note, Ann. My in laws all have horses so it's second nature to me to announce my presence. — I'll probably promote your comment to a post sometime next week.

  6. Thanks for that note, Ann. My in laws all have horses so it's second nature to me to announce my presence. — I'll probably promote your comment to a post sometime next week.

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