I can remember one scary ride, we had just moved our horses out to summer pasture, a 50 acre farm. There were a few other horses that were moved out there at the same time. I must point out that I was young and I would never do something like this now. The next day my sister and I went out to see the horses, they were all at the back of the farm so we got a rope and halter and a pail with grain in it to go out and get our 4 horses. When we got back there our mare came up to us and we gave her a treat and put the halter on, I got on and my sister got up behind me and we started back to the barn. Well all the other horses and our other 3 started crowding around, our walk became a trot, then a canter and there we were galloping along this field in a bunch of running horses. It finally dawned on me that the attraction was the pail of grain that my sister was holding and I told her to throw the pail and the other horses swung off to check out the pail and I was able to slow our mare down to a nice jog and we continued on to the barn with our other 3. We would often ride with just a rope and halter so I wasn't expecting the ride we had but the problem was the other horses wanted the grain.
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