It really peeves me because my horse Phoenix starts to get antsy herself because this **** horse keeps running up her bum, she starts getting nervous because every time he does one of his ridiculous lunges across a puddle he runs up her bum. I don't know if I am being completely unreasonable about this but it ruins my ride. I consider that type of behavior completely unacceptable and it really annoys me that MY horse starts performing in the same way every time I ride with this pair. The truth is I am spending more and more time riding on my own, me, my horse and the dogs. I love the company and camaraderie of riding with friends but I am sick and tired of badly ridden horses.
I know that horses can be unpredictable blah, blah, blah but I also know that there are some behaviours that are rider derived and they really annoy me. The worst thing was I started snapping at my friend, when her horse was dawdling I kept telling her to Get Up Him! And then when he started running up our bum I was like, For gods sake can you stop running into us! At the end of the ride I was just frustrated and annoyed which is not how I like to be when I come home from a good days riding. I know I am such a nice friend (sarcasm). I think I will just ride on my own in the future.