Log in to my account Barrel Horse World
Come on in Folks on-line

Today is

You are logged in as a guest. Logon or register an account to access more features.


Listening to music while riding.

Jump to page :
Last activity 2022-01-08 12:20 PM
52 replies, 5863 views

View previous thread :: View next thread
   General Discussion -> Barrel Talk
Refresh
 
Bear
Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2019-01-23 8:20 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



BHW Resident Surgeon


Posts: 25334
5000500050005000500010010010025
Location: Bastrop, Texas
Sometimes I listen to Rush Limbaugh too. Keeps me in a good mood.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
SoDak
Reg. Jan 2013
Posted 2019-01-23 9:13 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.


Veteran


Posts: 289
100100252525
Location: Northeast SD
Personally I don't think it is a good idea. At least with earbuds. I like to be aware of my surroundings, hear how to horse is breathing, if any joints are 'clicking', listen to the pattern of their feet hitting the ground. I am constantly analyzing for anything that seems off. You need to get used to the 'normal' of each horses sounds to see if anything is off.
If I'm riding in the arena or just walking I will turn music on but not in earbuds.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
zansbeunogal_2268
Reg. Dec 2009
Posted 2019-01-23 9:27 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.


Extreme Veteran


Posts: 387
100100100252525
I love music, when ever I can I listen to music, I'm always listening when im riding, but I never listen to it with earbuds in, I always just play it on the the speaker of my phone, I have my dogs always with me and I like to listen for a vehicle or anything that could spook my horse. I also like to think that it gets them a little rodeo broke!
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
Bear
Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2019-01-23 9:32 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



BHW Resident Surgeon


Posts: 25334
5000500050005000500010010010025
Location: Bastrop, Texas
Another thing that I’ve learned is that when I’m listening to music I’m more aware that I have to focus more on how my horse “feels” underneath me. I try to think of where their feet are, how they are shaping around my legs, etc.... In a way, I’m actually more aware, if that makes any sense.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
Go Lucky Dun
Reg. Jan 2019
Posted 2019-01-23 10:17 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



Regular


Posts: 81
252525
Location: Kentucky
I did a clinic with Lance Graves. He was telling me he always listened to music. And he tries to figure out what song goes best with that horse.
I tried to use both ear buds, but didn't like it. One is ok. But I really prefer it to be on speaker.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
txbredbr
Reg. Mar 2004
Posted 2019-01-23 10:17 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



Half-Eaten Cookies


Posts: 2056
20002525
Location: Fort Worth / Springtown
 Repetive circles and straight lines in the same ole places, music certainly helps me pass the time and helps keep me from lazy riding....and I know horses get bored too, so quite possibly they might enjoy it (I don't use earphones....either speaker phone or radio playing outside).

I saw a video, today, of a pigeon on the streets with people all around, bobbing his head and hopping to the beat from a guy playing a guitar. And we've seen videos of horses bobbing to music....

:)

 

Edited by txbredbr 2019-01-23 10:18 AM
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
Nobody
Reg. Sep 2005
Posted 2019-01-23 10:46 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.


Extreme Veteran


Posts: 546
50025
Location: Where the buffalo roam
I have listened to music and use it just like I do during my spin workouts.

For those that say it is dangerous - I read an article regarding a horse trainer who was deaf and the colts were much less reactive to things since he couldn't hear anything and react, they also didn't over react. He just pays attention to what is going on around him which one should do anyway.  I think if you are comfortable with your surroundings music is a great motivator and relaxer.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
veintiocho
Reg. Sep 2015
Posted 2019-01-23 11:17 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.


Elite Veteran


Posts: 672
5001002525
I don’t think it’s dangerous, but I think it is rude to the horse. When you’re riding, you’re having a conversation with the horse.

It would be like if you went on a walk with a friend and one of you had headphones in while the other was trying to have a conversation…

Background music/radio playing doesn't bother me, I usually tune it out and don't even know what is playing.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2019-01-23 11:24 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



A Somebody to Everybody


Posts: 41281
500050005000500050005000500050001000100100252525
Location: Under The Big Sky Of Texas
Bear - 2019-01-22 2:54 PM I like listening to music sometimes while riding, especially if I’m just doing conditioning work like long trotting in a safe area, and I plan to be riding a few horses for like 2-4 hours. I’m talking about pretty repetitive, monotonous things. I listen to Pandora with ear plugs. It doesn’t seem to effect my horses or my riding, but my wife thinks it’s a bad idea. I’m not talking about riding along a road or in the ditch. I’m talking about walking, trotting, loping around a groomed trail in a 20 acre pasture. It doesn’t seem to effect the horses any. Thoughts? Does anyone else do this?

Just wondering whats Carol's thoughts/take on riding with ear plugs while listening to music? 
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
Bear
Reg. Dec 2007
Posted 2019-01-23 11:47 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



BHW Resident Surgeon


Posts: 25334
5000500050005000500010010010025
Location: Bastrop, Texas
Southtxponygirl - 2019-01-23 11:24 AM

Bear - 2019-01-22 2:54 PM I like listening to music sometimes while riding, especially if I’m just doing conditioning work like long trotting in a safe area, and I plan to be riding a few horses for like 2-4 hours. I’m talking about pretty repetitive, monotonous things. I listen to Pandora with ear plugs. It doesn’t seem to effect my horses or my riding, but my wife thinks it’s a bad idea. I’m not talking about riding along a road or in the ditch. I’m talking about walking, trotting, loping around a groomed trail in a 20 acre pasture. It doesn’t seem to effect the horses any. Thoughts? Does anyone else do this?

Just wondering whats Carol's thoughts/take on riding with ear plugs while listening to music? 

She doesn’t like it. It’s hard for me to explain her reasoning because I don’t understand it very well. She thinks I’m sending messages to the beat of the music and that I don’t realize it. I don’t agree.
I think it’s something to do with husbands who actually enjoy certain benefits of being hard of hearing. Ahem!
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2019-01-23 11:52 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



A Somebody to Everybody


Posts: 41281
500050005000500050005000500050001000100100252525
Location: Under The Big Sky Of Texas
Bear - 2019-01-23 11:47 AM
Southtxponygirl - 2019-01-23 11:24 AM
Bear - 2019-01-22 2:54 PM I like listening to music sometimes while riding, especially if I’m just doing conditioning work like long trotting in a safe area, and I plan to be riding a few horses for like 2-4 hours. I’m talking about pretty repetitive, monotonous things. I listen to Pandora with ear plugs. It doesn’t seem to effect my horses or my riding, but my wife thinks it’s a bad idea. I’m not talking about riding along a road or in the ditch. I’m talking about walking, trotting, loping around a groomed trail in a 20 acre pasture. It doesn’t seem to effect the horses any. Thoughts? Does anyone else do this?
Just wondering whats Carol's thoughts/take on riding with ear plugs while listening to music? 
She doesn’t like it. It’s hard for me to explain her reasoning because I don’t understand it very well. She thinks I’m sending messages to the beat of the music and that I don’t realize it. I don’t agree. I think it’s something to do with husbands who actually enjoy certain benefits of being hard of hearing. Ahem!

LOL on the hard of hearing, I really think you meant to say hard headed husbands, ha ha ha ha.. but hard of hearing sounds better..  
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
runnin hard
Reg. Jan 2005
Posted 2019-01-25 12:12 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



Elite Veteran


Posts: 881
500100100100252525
Location: Kansas
Last winter I bought a Tenergy Bluetooth Beanie (knit hat) for winter riding to tunes.  It also allows me to answer my phone and talk.  It was pretty inexpensive, warm and works great!   Unless you turn the volume up really loud you can still hear your surroundings.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
TSlashO
Reg. Sep 2011
Posted 2019-01-25 7:33 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



Veteran


Posts: 246
10010025
Location: Idaho
My favorite thing to do in this world is listen to music while I ride. Been doing it since I was a kid with a walkman! I then had an Ipod shuffle which was awesome. Now I just listen to Pandora or downloaded songs on my phone. I don't use earbuds anymore because I just let my phone play on its speaker. I'm by myself out in the country so it doesn't bother anyone. I'm the kind of person who works or studies better if I'm listening to music. I say, if you enjoy it, do it.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
fulltiltfilly
Reg. Dec 2008
Posted 2019-01-25 1:49 PM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



I hate cooking and cleaning


Posts: 3250
200010001001002525
Location: Jersey Girl
I will listen to music too while doing arena work or long trotting. I don't use ear buds I just have it on so my horse hears it too. I think she likes it.  
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
barrelracer1983
Reg. Nov 2003
Posted 2019-01-25 5:28 PM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



Ms. Elvis


Posts: 9606
500020002000500100
Location: Running barrels or watching nascar
Sometimes, but on speaker so my horse hears it too. Gets them used to a PA system.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
barrelracer63046304
Reg. Feb 2015
Posted 2019-01-26 7:59 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



Extreme Veteran


Posts: 382
100100100252525
I do! I ride with earbuds, and have one in and one out so I can still hear. And of course I don't blast the music. But I figure the horse will hear anything before I would anyway, so you just have to pay attention. That's just my 2 cents though.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
CrossDRanch
Reg. Nov 2012
Posted 2019-01-28 8:37 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



Elite Veteran


Posts: 822
500100100100
Location: East Texas
Do what you enjoy! When I am outside, I enjoy the sounds of nature more than music from a speaker. I would rather hear the hoofs hitting the ground, the cicadas, the eagles, the wind in the pines, but that is just me. My daughter seldom rides without her speaker playing. Horses should be enjoyable. So.....do what you enjoy.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
MS2011
Reg. Mar 2005
Posted 2019-01-28 9:10 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



Own It and Move On


20002000100100100100
Location: The edge of no where
There's days I seem to focus better with music....but I cannot handle having both earbuds in - ever.  It really freaks me out to feel like I might miss hearing something that I need to be paying attention to - I  HAVE to be able to hear what's going on around me.  I go with one earbud in or with it on speaker.  I really enjoy it on the days that I'm just long trotting a few miles or cleaning stalls.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
MOGirl07
Reg. Feb 2012
Posted 2019-01-29 10:05 AM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



Expert


Posts: 1395
1000100100100252525
Location: Missouri
fulltiltfilly - 2019-01-25 1:49 PM

I will listen to music too while doing arena work or long trotting. I don't use ear buds I just have it on so my horse hears it too. I think she likes it.  

Mine enjoys my music too.....I tend to play it when cleaning stalls/feeding/brushing etc.

Although I'm not sure if she likes the music or if she likes watching me make a fool of myself dancing and singing.
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
SuperTrooper
Reg. Feb 2009
Posted 2019-01-29 8:54 PM
Subject: RE: Listening to music while riding.



Elite Veteran


Posts: 911
500100100100100
Location: Northern Ontario
I put music on my phone and let it play when my horse is feelung fresh. It relaxes me to listen to the beat and helps me focus which in turn relaxes him. Plus, I think he listens more to the music in my pocket than the other noises around( he is 4, its pretty normal when its cold)
↑ Top ↓ Bottom
Jump to page :
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread
 

© Copyright 2002- BarrelHorseWorld.com All rights reserved including digital rights

Support - Contact / Log in to my account


Working Truck World Working Horse World Cargo Trailer World Horse Trailer World Roping Horse World
'
Registered to: Barrel Horse World
(Delete all cookies set by this site)
Running MegaBBS ASP Forum Software
© 2002-2022 PD9 Software