Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: *perpetual overcast*
• Horses: 0
Wow, I lovehow open people are about what they're going to care about. Your horse bolted on you and you were scared for you life? Nah, it's no big deal unless you broke your back *insert intense eye roll* I honestly don't think there always is much you can do when something like that happens. Horses can experience a sort of blind fear that cant be cured but having a good gallop sometimes, I think it's in their DNA, and you guys stayed together the whole time until it was safe. A lesser rider may have reacted violently/lost their cool and caused some sort of injury to themselves or the horse in attempt to "control" the situation. Considering that no one on the trail got hurt, I consider that a situation well dealt. And now that you know this is a thing that caught it off guard with such an extreme reaction, you can work on it. Sounds like a fun time tbh. If you or anyone else actually got hurt I might have a different opinion, but this to me is what riding is all about. I feel rather accomplished when I can sit a good buck or bolt instead of always having a ride that goes by the book. How are you supposed to learn to handle these situations if they never happen? Its not bad training, its just reality of riding these animals lol I was watching someone at a local pony club event one time and this girl's horse totally lost it and she held on for dear life until he realized he was nearing a grassy patch; her mom got down the path to where she ended up ( we were expecting some kind of "you're never riding again" or "this isn't supposed to happen" tirade) but they both started laughing as soon as the girl stopped crying. That's good horsemanship right there lol I think as bombproof we like to think it's possible to get a living creature to be, they're still living and stuff is going to freak them out sometimes.
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