My friend has a horse that is an ex-barrel racer. She has scars from mis-used spurs.
One day, Sue* went out to try to ride Cutie*. She tied her up to the gate, and brushed her, and fed her carrots. Then, Sue went up to Cutie to put in the bit. Cutie threw her head up and reared, knocking Sue to the ground. She began to panick, and pulled hardest, and snapped the gate clean off. Then, she charged at laying-in-the-dirt-Sue, breking her poor helpless Sue's foot.
*names changed for the benefit of the reader :P
So what did 'Sue' do wrong? She has hired a trainer since then, and is hoping the horse can be turned around. Thoughts? Feelings? By the way, 'Sue' is more of an aquaintence, one of which whose thought are very arrogant and stupid :/