Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia, Canada
I had an OTTB who bolted on me once, fortunately when I finally fell off (after about 10 laps around a 200 x 70 outdoor, at full speed) he SLAMMED on the breaks and gave me that "uh-oh I'm in trouble" look, and followed right behind me with his nose on the ground as I limped over to a chair. I was so mad at him, but I think he may have gotten bitten or stung by something which isn't entirely an excuse but...
The one and only time he chucked me and then ran away, my coach got on him for about 40 mins and needless to say, he never ran again. But again, I think the only reason that he did run was because we were in about a foot and a half of mud.
Or maybe I'm just too forgiving!
Anyways, definitely does NOT sound like a horse for your friend. I will say, better you than your friend that it happened to, right? Seeing as you were saying she has low confidence already. Not that I'm wishing anything bad to you, obviously!