Yeah, I think that is where things went really wrong. I think that Hondo would have stopped on his own eventually or gone the whole way home but that man forced him to make a quick decision and Hondo chose the wrong direction. If he would have turned right instead of left, there would have been no problem. I was too shaken up to yell out anything like " get out of the way" or " leave him alone". Then again, it happened so quickly- amazing how cat like a horse can be- that it may not have made a difference anyway.
But man my confidence is shaken. Not in the sense that I am afraid of falling, because my fall wasnt' bad, really. It is more that I feel guilty for Hondo's injuries. I am trying my best to "man up" and get on, but I keep getting in my own head. Hopefully by the time Hondo's physical injuries have healed, my own feelings will too.