Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Agree with these statements very much...
"Groups that start together need to stay together for the duration of the ride. If you find that you don’t like your riding partners don’t go with them on the NEXT ride, but do the right thing and finish this one as a group."
I'm comfortable with a lazy walk, a gallop through the fields ride, or just deciding as we're riding along, but many people are not. When I ride with a group, the group's safety is always my top priority. If someone is lagging behind, having problems, or comes up with a case of the 'jitters', I will circle back to ride with them. The rest of the group can continue on until we catch up if they choose, or I'll even turn around and go back to the start with the person in extreme cases. Some folks that I've ridden with consider this annoying (ruining the fun of the ride), but trust me, it's a lot less fun spending the day way out on the trail trying to help someone with a broken leg or chasing their horse down.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.