Since in this thread people are riding around town and some youngins might want to try...
Just wanted to remind or put out there
to anyone,especially beginners- that you never tie a horse up by its reins/headstall. If you are riding and may want to stop for a bit- bring a halter/lead or leave it under the headstall.
I witnessed two girls ride up to the local gas station and tied their horses up by the reins to the light pole. One horse spooked and broke his bridle and trotted straight into traffic but luckily nobody was hurt.
Even with a seasoned/dead broke ol hag you never know when a horse may spook and kill themselves or a passer by.