Well I would have jumped up but when I fell I started laughing and started to sit up and someone yelled to stay down in case I was injured. When we got back to the stables I walked up to my own horse petted him and said "Youre much bigger than the one I was riding so lets not do that ".
I agree you have a good attitude, but those idiots that galloped by you, are good examples as to why I am very fussy as to who I trail ride with
Also a good way to train a horse to bolt towards home. If my kids ever did that growing up, they would have gotten a good kick in the behind!
You always trail ride in a group to the least experienced rider, and/or horse.
For those that wonder how spoiled trail horses are created, here is an excellent example
I had a wreak, ages ago, because of a similar incident, riding a horse i did not know was a bolter.
When I went away to college, my parents hoped I had out grown horses, thus sold my horse
I came home one weekend, bringing along two friends. Of course, I wanted to ride, thus borrowed three horses from the neighbour across the highway from us. Two were young horses that the kids had trained, and another was an old horse, blind in one eye
The friend that was experienced more in riding, and I rode the two young horses. We had a great ride, and found a sandy road ,where we raced the two young horses, as young riders are prone to do
We were riding back, and I had a draped rein, walking in the lead. For some reason, my friend on the other young horse streaked by at a gallop.
My horse was off in a flash, before I could even gather up reins. No place to lope circles, and the highway was up ahead, just past the laneway of where the horses lived.
Thus , I had the choice of trying to make that turn at a full gallop, or risk running over the highway. I therefore opted to make that turn, and the horse slid in the gravel, and ran into a tree> I was ejected off by that tree, with a minor concussion and a dislocated shoulder
My friend, on the other young horse, which mine obviously passed, made the turn, but the saddle turned on Janet, and she suffered a broken wrist.
By the time my other friend got there on the old one eye blind horse, she though we we resting under that tree!
This is a pet peeve of mine-idiot trial riders. Sure, I lope my broke horses both leaving home and returning, but I am riding by myself and I always walk that last mile on a loose rein
The person who bought our ex stallion, after I gelded him, had tried out a show mare first. She had a horse buying rule, where she always tried ahorse out three times before buying, with one being , riding out
She triad out this mare, twice in the arena, and she was perfect. Third ride was a trail ride, just down the road. Horse went okay, leaving, but the minute the horse was turned towards home, she reared and bolted
Our horse, even an ex stallion, passed with flying colors, and she bought him
Sorry for this long rant, but if you want to get back into horses and enjoy riding them out, then never do what those stupid riders did, passing you at speed, back to the trailers