[at-l] Horse Plaque---

giniajim jplynch at crosslink.net
Thu Jan 14 16:58:20 CST 2010

That was my guess, and one of the reasons why (not that I thought that up; someone else told me, I did think of another reason on my own :)  ).
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  From: kyvcat at aol.com 
  To: jplynch at crosslink.net ; at-l at backcountry.net ; bluetrail at aol.com 
  Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:36 PM
  Subject: Re: [at-l] Horse Plaque---

  In a message dated 1/14/10 2:41:56 PM, jplynch at crosslink.net writes:

    Joan, thanks for the detail about a group hikers move off the trail *on the same side*; that's a nuance that I hadn't heard before.  Now a question: if the trail is on a hill, and the hikers can as easily move off the trail to one side or the other, which is preferred, to go to the uphill side, or the downhill side?  I've got my own opinion, but I've never heard anything definitive.

  I'm not Joan, but you should go to the downhill side. When you're uphill, you remind horses of the pumas and other scary monsters who are just waiting to eat them.

  One of my favorite scary monster stories is about riding with a friend. We passed a large rock just as he opened a beer, which made a sound like psssssst. probably a scary monster snake behind the rock.

  I swear the horse dropped two feet down and four feet to the side simultaneously. It was just like the cartoons. There's the horse over there and beside me, still in the air, sitting position, beer in hand, is my friend.

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