The other day I was on a walk with my dog. I climbed a style which I might add is open to the public. As I was walking across the field to another style which I needed to climb, I noticed two large horses.
The one was quite frisky and standing where I needed to go to access the style.
I considered turning back, but then as I was looking I could see the horses were moving away, so I continued toward the style.
My dog having been off the lead came back towards me for me to put him back on again, so that I remained in control.
My dog was controlled, he hadn't been barking, just walking by me enjoying his time outside.
As I continued the horses suddenly came towards me. My thoughts were that it must be the dog, and I quickly let him off the lead again. My dog got right out of the way, he didnt bark and just stood at a distance away from me and the horses.
The one horse who was frisky, seemed very intimidating to me. I could see his muscles moving as if he wanted to either walk through me, or worse rear up. In my head I was considering my escape plan.
I backed off trying to give them a wide space and keeping to the side.
The horses moved away, and I decided to try and get over the style, I wasnt too far from it.
But as I moved again, the horses came at me again and I shouted a very firm NO!
Now whether this was right or if I should have spoken softley I really don't know. All I knew was that I felt very intimidated and in danger.
As I moved over the style my dog came with me.
Can someone please help me to understand the reason for the horses to behave like this. It really wasnt a nice experience!
Thanking you in advance.