Concrete scares some horses because of the sound and the change in texture. We have seen trail riders who could not take their horse across this simple concrete bridge. Jack is shown in the photograph walking towards the bridge and crossed it without so much as a second thought. When we first started riding this trail years ago, there wasn’t a bridge. Instead there was a mud hole and when it rained, the horses were knee-deep in mud. One of the trail riding groups managed to get a concrete bridge so you don’t have to ride into the mud anymore. But, we still see people over to the side of the bridge going through the mud because the horse they are riding refuses to cross. A good trail horse needs to cross concrete and pavement slowly and quietly. You never know when you may have to ride across a road or in some places a parking lot that joins the trail.
Concrete Sounds Funny To Horses