Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I agree with all the others that training a horse to be comfortable with the others leaving him behind is an important part of the horses education - but the OP isn't yet ready to deal with a gallop in a group, so I'm guessing that s/he doesn't yet have the skills or confidence to manage a horse who has a paddy when the rest of the group takes off.
It will come, with lots of training and confidence building on the part of the rider as well as the horse.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.