I was saddling my horse today when I noticed someone riding on the other side of the field that borders my pasture. I didn't thuink much of it untill I saw a loose horse running up the field and a man walking slowly behind it.
Since I had my horse saddled I rode over to see if he was OK and help him catch his horse. I got to the horse that was actually a welsh size pony and grabbed hold of the reins from my saddle. The horse blew up and started to rear and strike. My horse has been around some so he just stood there untill it was over then I led the horse down the road to where I could see the owner. I sat there on my horse talking to him and I ask if he would like some advice about his horse. He said sure and I recomended that he get rid of the bridle he was using (it was some bitless super stopper gimmick) and then I said that if he needed help he could come over to my place and I would help him. About then some kids on quads drove up and his horse blew up again this time striking him in the face possibly breaking him nose and putting a goose egg on his forehead. After I caught his horse again I ask him if he would like some more advice. He said sure and I told him it didn't appear he had enough experience to handle the problems with this horse and he should think about selling it. I told him when the regular horse sales were and he said he would consider it.
The point of all this is what is the best way to offer unsolicited advice? I don't want to see a guy like this hurt or read about him getting killed in the paper. Feel free to share personal experiences.