If you're trying to get us to say that all horses are dangerous and it should be banned then I don't know how yu think this is going to turn out.
People get hurt all the time....not just on horses. I've been kicked straight in the face....i still ride.
People have gotten broken bones, been hospitalized and some have been killed. But that's not going to make people quit.
You learn from it. Theres a reason that people have the saying "get bucked off get right back on" because if you don't you are going to be afraid. Face your fears, don't go at people who have a passion for something you are afraid of, trying to prove some point....everybody knows that it can be dangerous. And everybody is okay with that if they ride.
I highly doubt those people would have put you on those horses if they thought you would be hurt....NOBODY wants that kind of thing to happen. And NOBODY wants the lawsuit that could potentially come of it.
Maybe the horses were just barn sour, maybe they spooked at something, and ran to the safe place(barn) maybe they were having an off day...or maybe they knew that they had 2 very novice riders on board and figured theyd get away with going back home.
Maybe your dad overreacted. No its not really plausible for a young novice rider to be able to control the horse. His bad.
But that's not really a big deal. My parents used to blame me when my mare would knock down a barrel, or I would miss my cow, whatever in competitions, and that was when I became more experienced....it happens.
How is bringing up chris reeves or other accidents relate to this?