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Old 09-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #16
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Not surprising, it is Manassas afterall! What a shithole!

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Old 09-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #17
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I always shut my bike off and let the horses pass.
I hope the guy gets kicked in the face...
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #18
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Old 09-07-2013, 05:08 AM   #19
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Not surprising, it is Manassas afterall! What a shithole!

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Sounds like the guy was coming thru Manasshole, not living there. If you live there, you don't have a need to ride up 29 thru the battlefield.

Just sayin

I'm with Dorito on this one too. If you KNOW that your horse gets spooked by cars/bikes/motos either A. don't take it where there's a chance of encountering cars/bikes/motos or B. expect problems and be ready for them. Even if you don't KNOW your horse gets spooked, some familiarization training would be a good thing, no?

I don't agree with the moto rider in the OP's actions either.

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Old 09-07-2013, 05:59 AM   #20
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However as fellow horse rider that hacks down the road for trail access, I am often amazed at how much fellow equestrians expect of traffic. It's a public road. Quite frankly, it is entirely your responsibility to keep your horse "on the aids" in adverse conditions. People do shitty things, and you unfortunately should be planning to keep your horse under control for it all. I've had them honk, swerve, yell, thrown stuff, jake brake, rev, drag race, dust me, and the list goes on.

Raised in horse country & I concur.

The world does not, and should not, stop because an equestrian decides to ride on the road- even if it's dirt.

That said, intentionally spooking a horse= dick move.
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:17 PM   #21
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Not surprising, it is Manassas afterall! What a shithole!

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What is the deal with Manassas? As a part time resident of DC, I should probably know.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:31 PM   #22
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Sounds like the guy was coming thru Manasshole, not living there. If you live there, you don't have a need to ride up 29 thru the battlefield.

Just sayin

I'm with Dorito on this one too. If you KNOW that your horse gets spooked by cars/bikes/motos either A. don't take it where there's a chance of encountering cars/bikes/motos or B. expect problems and be ready for them. Even if you don't KNOW your horse gets spooked, some familiarization training would be a good thing, no?

I don't agree with the moto rider in the OP's actions either.

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Good point!

As for horses, so long as they are on a MUT designated for them, or on a designated trail, they are within their rights. MOST that I have come across appreciate those that take a moment to shut down and wait for them to pass. It seems a small price to pay to prevent an accident.

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Old 09-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #23
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What is the deal with Manassas? As a part time resident of DC, I should probably know.
Seems Manassas is where a large portion of out less than legal residents, and redneck Virginians like to cohabitate with each other, steal and kill each other, and generally make life unpleasant for those who live there but do not fit the aforementioned descriptions.

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/va/manassas/crime/

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Old 09-07-2013, 03:47 PM   #24
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Actually, I'm not sure that area would even be considered Manassas. Maybe by mailing address, but not within the city of Manassas. Might even be Catharpin, which is actually a VERY nice area.

There are certainly some nasty areas of Manassas, especially within city limits (i.e. Georgetown South), but you can look at that map and see areas that show the lowest crime rate, but still have a Manassas mailing address. Just like you can't judge Alexandria by areas like Beacon Hill: http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/va/alexandria/
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Old 09-09-2013, 08:41 PM   #25
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Monroe WA now... UGH!!

Oh no- now today a new story from the other side of the country- even scarier than the first-

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What kind of "mixed" reactions?
Same as here apparently.

Some blame the equestrienne for being on a horse on a horse trail that happens to cross a road. Cars stopped to let her and her friend ride across at the horse crossing. Biker couldn't be bothered to wait, crosses the double yellow, passing all the stopped cars and then revs/spooks the horse.
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Same as here apparently.

Some blame the equestrienne for being on a horse on a horse trail that happens to cross a road. Cars stopped to let her and her friend ride across at the horse crossing. Biker couldn't be bothered to wait, crosses the double yellow, passing all the stopped cars and then revs/spooks the horse.
I figured that out after some of the posts.








Whether or not the horse is "spooked" by revving engines is an ignorant statement. You've never "jumped" when something/someone snuck up on you? If so, maybe you should stay home too.

It couldn't be farther from the real issue of the motorcyclist being an impatient, self centered asshole, disregarding the other stopped vehicles, the trail user(s) in the process of crossing the road and more than likely the speed limit. When there are vehicles in front of you stopped, there may be a good reason for it.

Those trails are also hiking trails. It could have easily been a family with young children crossing the road.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:48 PM   #28
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Seems Manassas is where a large portion of out less than legal residents, and redneck Virginians like to cohabitate with each other, steal and kill each other, and generally make life unpleasant for those who live there but do not fit the aforementioned descriptions.

http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/va/manassas/crime/

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Clearly, the elitists don't spend much time in Manassas. A careful look at the site you linked shows the city is safer than 37% of the cities in the US while places like Alexandria are safer than 38%. I can see how you would sneer at those peasants outside the Beltway.
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:58 PM   #29
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I live a little S and W of Manasshole. Except for a few spots, its not a bad place.

Better'n some. Worse than others.

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Old 09-10-2013, 09:42 PM   #30
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Raised in horse country & I concur.

The world does not, and should not, stop because an equestrian decides to ride on the road- even if it's dirt.

That said, intentionally spooking a horse= dick move.
+1

Our house is on my brothers horse ranch, and he is a ranked endurance rider.

A responsible equestrian will not ride a questionable mount in an uncertain environment. The best course of action when encountering horses is to simply continue with what you are doing.

On the other hand, what the motorcycle rider did was totally wrong. Aggressive, attack like behavior can spook even the best trained animals
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