Okay... I was just asking if this would be okay for the horse to handle... I don't need the safety police telling me what I should or should not have done... Everything was fine, it is over and done with. That being said... nothing bad happened, but if I do this again, will something bad happen? I cannot answer that, but it is not like I am going to be laying over her back all the time, just every once in a while MAYBE. This was morely a 1 time thing, just to see if she would react.
Also, I was in a position that if she moved, even just a little, or reacted really suddenly, I could get out of the way.
There was other people there. My boss was there and she is a retired paramedic.
I don't think it's so much the laying over her back, but a quote from another post of yours...
The other day I was sitting in the middle of 4 laying down horses (including Breeze, and 3- 3 year olds, and I was in a position I could get up fast if one of them decided to act stupid)
pulled apart, but not out of context. It sounds like you do this sort of thing often, and while YOU may think you're in a position to get up fast, horses are and always will be faster than people. They're prey animals programmed to get up and run if something scares them without worrying about themselves or others.
It seems like these horses have an immense amount of trust for you, likely because your boss has put it in your head as well, but the reality is that these horses are content UNTIL something happens, and then they dont give a hoot who you are or where you're sitting.
An older lady told me once not to worry, she was herding horses and they wouldn't run me over. They'd run at me, but they'd stop before they hit me- I (foolishly) believed her until scooting out of the way at the last second as she yelled 'run' and yes, those horses (my own horses that I trusted incredibly) would have run me right over.
It's all very nice and sweet and 'romantic', but keep in mind that horses are big, strong and dangerous and they don't bond to humans like they do one another.