Horse-camping people are some of my favorite people. Most of the ones I've known are helpful and friendly, willing to just stop and chat, and give a "heads-up" about trail conditions, wildlife, etc.
Generally, I prefer to ride by myself or in a smaller group (no more than about six people). Bigger groups just frustrate me, especially when I don't know the people I am riding with or if someone in the group needs constant baby-sitting and coddling.
Even if you don't ride with the main group, you can still all gather back in camp at the end of the day once the horses are settled. And as my SO says, it's not really camping without a campfire.
Just sit around, laugh and joke and enjoy being outside without the glowing screens of televisions, cell phones or the iPads/Pods/Gadgets.
"Parelli horsemanship is just like painting by the numbers. You need absolutely no skill. You just put this color here and this color there, and when you're done, you have ... a mess no one wants." mp