okay so the other day me and my friend went up for a trail ride. at the top of the hill we were going up there was a big drop off. weve been up there a bunch of times, our trainers fine with it, and we are just careful. today i was leading the way because my friends one mare doesnt like geldings, so i was the first to make my way up near where the drop off was. seiko isnt spooky at all, so i was riding him pretty much at the buckle. theres a house up there where one of our old trainers lives, she recently got fired by our head trainer and owner of the barn. but we wont get into that. anyways she has two dogs. we heard them barking from the inside, then all the sudden..somone lets them out! the smaller dog stayed behind, but the huge yellow lab, who is very agressive by the way came running down the hill showing his teeth and growling. it spooked seiko and i lost both my reins and sturrips. he went galloping towards the rocky drop off. the only thing that was going through my head was both of us are gonna either A: get seriously hurt or B: get killed. i was so scared. then all the sudden, seiko stops inches away from the drop off. okay so maybe he didnt exactly save me save me, but you get the idea. haha.