Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
It's not up to other people to make sure your horses don't freak out over things like chainsaws, tractors, semi trucks blasting by, or firetrucks. That's on you to make sure they're properly trained and desensitized. The whole world isn't required to stop and ask you if it's okay for them to go on about their day just because you want to ride your horse.
If the horses aren't safe and you don't enjoy them, I can't see why you'd bother to keep them. Sounds to me that you and your horses could benefit greatly from professional training, but I know that's not likely to happen.
And no, your horse was in no danger of breaking his leg. Reins are made of thin leather and there's no way they could break a horse's leg. They'll snap first.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!