Mickey, you just might be right about that!
Curious about how these drunks rode the horses....bareback and bridleless? That sounds rather unlikely to me as I doubt anyone who was drunk would be able to manage that.....or for that matter, anyone who WASNT drunk.
To do so would require amazing skill.
If they tacked the horses up first: how did they know where the tack was, and more importantly HOW to put it on? The first few times I picked up a bridle, It looked like a jigsaw puzzle to me. Not to mention saddle pads, girths and the saddle itself. Sure they may know that the saddle goes on the horse's back, but how did they know which girth to use for each saddle or which saddle to use for each horse......
Either way, tacked up or bareback and bridleless .... neither scenario seems very likely.
And if ANYONE rode either of my horses without permission, I would be the one in handcuffs!!!!