I've sat on late 2 year olds just so it's no big deal later. Actually ridden, like they're in work? I've ridden 3 year olds that weren't mine. With mine, I've waited until 4 or even 5 to really start them.
I wasn't the most confident/outgoing kid in general, but horses didn't scare me.
|G came to visit and offered to take pics. Proof I'm not imagining it - I need a fancy camera to deal with our never ending winter dark here.|
Ridiculously confident with Bridget. Moderately confident on horses I know. Nervous of new horses or ones I've had a bad experience on to the point I don't ride strange horses unless I know them a bit.
Dog people who let their dogs run at, jump on, chase or otherwise invade my or my horse's personal space, on or off barn property. My weird sense of humor thinks it would be funny to let Bridget loose on the trail and be like "Oh it's OK, don't worry, she hates dogs but she's usually too slow to catch them. She's people friendly tho!" ;)
Bridget fell on me a few months ago. The moment I was lying there watching her come down on top of me!
|:) At least it's media?|
That time I was the only competitor in my division in a flat class and the judge joked 'just don't fall off'. Then, someone galloped up my green horse's butt, and...I fell off.
Fell ponies look super cute and awesome.
Lots of babies with bad manners. When I worked at a trail riding business, some of those horses would figure out what they could get away with and could be a bit naughty. Quite a few biters and kickers there, and then there were the ponies! lol
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I'm not a fan of adult horses with world experience that still tend to get so upset they lose all sense of self preservation. Particularly on trail rides. It's a bit frustrating and not something I'm overly happy or wanting to be patient about dealing with anymore. Fingers crossed, my cob girls so far seem to be quite good at avoiding Darwin awards :)