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    12-06-2012, 01:16 AM
I think they were very inconsiderate, especially not knowing you or your horse and how your horse would react with them galloping towards you. Thank goodness all the ones I ride with are very considerate of everyone riding. One evening in the fall I went out with two friends who ride two of my horses for me, they had been talking about racing.....I'm too old to race LOL I declined. They went to the other end of the field we were in and galloped towards my mare Spice and I.......Spice was excited, she danced around but was not out of control but then it helped I knew what was going on and I was ready for it......I prefer to ride with people who are considerate of all the riders, not just one or two....
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    12-06-2012, 01:46 AM
I'd talk to them and then decide if you want to ride with them again.
I agree they messed up but as Darrin said it could just be they've forgotten or never learnt trail ettiquite.
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    12-06-2012, 01:49 AM
Hey Barrel Race arabs, you are not to far away from me!
    12-06-2012, 11:41 AM
Sounds to me like they were showing off for you. Nothing more stupid then a cowboy showing off. Its a sad sad affair..when riding with new people. And horses. You never ever do anything like that charliesmom. Ever. If the horse can handle it the rider might not be able too. Just sounds like idiots trying to show you how good they are.and how good there horses are. And make sure your not giving poor old cowboys a bad name...make sure he ride safe..
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    12-06-2012, 12:32 PM
RUDE! And how obnoxious to keep doing it after they SEE how your horse reacts..

I too like to stretch my horses legs, but sheezuz, I'll go to an open area away from other horses to do so! Also I was always taught to stay two horse lengths away from the horse in front of me...Ya know cause, most horses do not appreciate an unknown (or even a known) horse crawling up their butt..

Trail and arena etiquette seems to have gone out the window in this day and age.. I absolutely hate most warm up arenas', as people think its ok to dive in and out of the crowd, or better yet going the opposite direction through a crowd instead of moving to the inside..

Ugh people.
    12-06-2012, 12:34 PM
Oh and I have found thast real cowboys do not do that crap... as montcowboy said, the idiots where just trying to show off most likely..

If you have to "show off your skillz" obnoxiously, it usually means that you don't have many:)
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    12-06-2012, 01:24 PM
Well...I think it was rude and thoughtless. They are probably all used to doing this together but it would have been nice to be more thoughtful of someone new. And at least have some consideration when they saw your horse was nervous...unless they are so goofy they didn't notice. There are a lot of riders who are not horsemen or horsewomen.
Hopefully you will be able to get acquainted with some of the other borders on an individual basis and find someone you are more comfortable to ride with,at least until you and your horse are more familiar with the group.
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    12-06-2012, 03:40 PM
I agree with Dustbunny, was there anyone there you liked? (After the whole getting to know you gallop? LOL!) The two of us ride alone and most days I don't mind, but it would be super nice to have a friend to ride with once in a while!

Glad you stayed safe! (Sounds like you were the only TRUE cowboy there!)
    12-06-2012, 09:18 PM
Some people out there think that a horse is a motorcycle. Most of them end up getting ditched and losing interest in horses. You don't need riding companions like that. They are rude and ill mannered. I hope that you can find some nice people to ride with.
    12-06-2012, 09:27 PM
I havn't had my horse on many rides yet and only about 1/2dozen people riding with me so far. But early on in my riding my horse before I bought her I figured out she has a bubble, so now I tell everyone that she has a bubble, I will try to warn you but if you let your horse get too close I make no promisses.

So far the only horse to recieve anything is my wife's, feel bad yes...but she nows my mare's bubble just gets relaxed/daydreaming sometimes lol
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