I used to even run into this nonsense AT rides! Not that I consider myself any kind of experienced expert, but the nonsense would be from someone on their SECOND ride!! They became experts on their first ride!!
I am not the brightest bulb in the box, so I learned the most by talking to the ride managers, and hooking up with experienced riders who were starting out new horses and wanted to go slow, then doing a loop or two with them. They usually rode on while I hung back, as I don't have a competitive bone in my body, I ONLY compete with myself. Since I do not use electronics well, I have learned to read my horses, and we do what they say, as long as that is getting us to the finish line in time. Otherwise , I pull. I find NO shame in pulling if something feels off.
Pm me, and I will send you some names to avoid, if you want...You are welcome to check my ride history if you want. M22422