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        01-15-2013, 10:07 PM
      #31
    Weanling
    You could just talk to them about it. I can't imagine anyone set out to cause injury (though I certainly agree it was careless of them).

    Or maybe you just need to find a group with a different pace.
         
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        01-21-2013, 03:02 AM
      #32
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    Hmm ..I would say let's try and look at this in a positive light. Take it as a training opportunity. Though other riders can sometimes be frustrating, the reality is we need to be able to control our horse in stressful or anxious situations because we can't always control the environment. And this trail ride gave you the opportunity to improve your skills and build confidence in both you and your horse. I would agree that maybe it was a little 'rude', I always let others know if I'm coming up on them, or if plan to trot or lope, but some people really just do not know any better and do not realize the importance of it. Although these types of rides may not seem ideal, they will probably teach you more and improve your horsemanship a lot more than a simple walk down the trail, not to say there's anything wrong with an easy relaxing ride, those are always nice. :) But challenges are what really make you grow and get better. As we all know, there's always room for improvement when it comes to our horsemanship skills.
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        01-23-2013, 11:02 AM
      #33
    Weanling
    Whenever I am around other riders I don't know, I will err on the side of caution... I assume they are novice riders and act accordingly. That is the safe thing to do.

    On the other side of the coin, there are "experienced" riders who like to baby their horse and except everyone to tiptoe around them because they either have a perceived problem with their horse, or refuse to address a genuine training problem. I am NOT claiming the OP falls into this category. Please don't misinterpret this as any type of attack on anyone.

    My point is that this is a two way street. Riders should not be running up on unknown horses. It is not safe. At the same time, riders (especially trail riders) have the obligation to train for the unexpected and learn to deal with it.

    You could be riding down a trail and a runaway/loose horse(s) could come riding up on you. A deer, moose or bear could come out of a side trail. A tree could be blocking a normally clear trail. There are an infinitely number of variables and situations that are completely out of our control.

    People should observe "trail etiquette" but the reality is that sometimes they do not. Best bet is to observe it ourselves and prepare for/expect that that no one else will.
         

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