I rode yesterday for the first time in about 6 wks, he did fine but this guy came by with a loud motorcycle, Harley type and he really was afraid of hell of the bike. He saw it coming but it made him histerical somewhat. I should have just stopped him and made him face it until it passed but it sort of caught me off guard a little. Other than that he does pretty good and that was along side the road which I'm sort of gona lean away from riding along side roads. I have ridden him along side roads before and have used caution always. He turned around and started getting pretty exited and my feet eventually came out of stirrups and I slipped out of saddle and semi fell but I landed on my feet for most part.
I still had reins in my hand for most part but they came aloose and he ran off, sort of stopped then headed for the house which was about a mile. I was surprised when I got home he was there tacked up waiting by the garage that's about 30 ft from his shed. I was glad the saddle and everything was still in tact. I do have to take the chest plate to a shop to get them to put a few bolts back in the star pins that broke loose. Is it a bad thing that he just kept running to the house/didnt stop and waited?
The guy with that motorcyle lives right near me and I will one day take the horse there and ask him to start up his bike and I will stay on the horse as he revs it up and stuff, getting him to understand the bike won't hurt him. I have gotten him used to alot of thins in 9 months time but I guess that loud of a bike yesterday caught us both by surprise a little bit.