Today we went out on a trail ride - 8 of us. One was a 17 year old girl who's horse hasn't been out on the trails in a year because she couldn't get him to load. Gorgeous QH gelding but he is a pill and kicker to boot. We went around the woods, down the canal (that is 2.2 miles from the trailer going just half way through the woods) over the bridge and started up the other side of the canal. We had gone probably 2/3 of mile when he had a cow. Rearing up and spinning around and wanting to go back the way we came. All of the horses would move forward and it is odd to see a horse that will "leave the herd". He slap dab was going the other way and we yelled for her to get off of him which she did when she was able to stop him. She was having problems controlling him and a very experienced rider got on him and he settled down some - they walked him a long way "leading" him with a rope. Finally she was able to remount and he came on along - his owner was in tears and later FB that she was afraid of him. What a shame. He is beautiful but just too much horse for her - I understand he was trained in either reining or cutting - not so much a trail horse. But I just thought it was odd for a horse to "leave the herd". Anyone with experience with that?