Originally Posted by Liligirl
Just a side comment here. I did not appreciate the comment about riding with people who are inexperienced. You couldn't control your horse and so looked for something to blame it on other than yourself.
Also as you are so experienced I hope you offered lots of help and tips on the ride.
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I guess I am coming from the same angle as Liligirl. You are so unsympathetic to someone who is inexperienced and nervous and yet YOU were the one who lost control of YOUR horse. Your horse could have been killed on the highway, you could have been killed, the other horse and rider could have been killed. It COULD have been an absolute disaster.
And somehow it is this other person's fault?
Maybe you guys should ride separately. For both of your safety.
I guess I'm a little sensitive to this subject because I have a young spooky horse and when I ride with other people I am sure I am not the most fun person to ride with. However, if that other person looses control of their horse due to a tack malfunction that is in no way my fault. And I would feel fortunate that my horse didn't bolt and follow the other bolting horse.
So yeah, us scardy cat riders are a PITA. But the wreck was YOUR fault, not hers.
Actually, while I enjoy riding with other people, I find my horse actually listens better alone, so there are perks to riding alone. It sounds to me like both of your horses are too inexperience to be riding together. Riding together works best if one horse is a "been there, done that" type horse and can be trusted to be a good example. If both horses can't be trusted then putting them together makes it twice as likely something bad can happen.