Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
Well, I think you did the best thing. I'm sure many people will disagree with me, but there are many times that if you're an area with 7 horses who decide it's play time and are running around rearing, kicking up their heels, and having a good old time near you, all the sticks and whips in the world are not going to help you be safe. As fast and agile as they are, you simply cannot keep your eye on/run them off/etc all of them with any degree of certainty. Undo the lead, let your horse go, make your way to safety, give them 10 minutes to get it out of their system, and start over. This does not mean you're a wimp or can't handle horses, and it doesn't mean that the horses are poorly trained or disrespectful...it means that you're being smart.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.