Take the lead, please, not the halter!

Whoa, loose horse! Human down!

Yep, that just happened. I was visiting a friend in another barn and saw it. One of her fellow boarders tried to lead her sweet, quiet horse down the aisle, simply by looping her hand through his halter.

And the horse bolted. Hoofbeats clattered down the barn aisle, while the dumbfounded girl  picked herself up off the ground and rubbed her wrenched shoulder.

Thank God no horses were cross-tied in the barn aisle. And a barn staffer was able to grab the horse before he headed out into the great beyond.

This didn’t have to happen.

Please, grab a lead line before you lead that haltered horse. Choose one with a chain, if you need it.

While we’re at it, here’s another bit of horse sense, pertaining to halters. Just sayin’.

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