I had a major heart in mouth momemt at the weekend, I was sitting on my bike in the woods about to start the run in to a jump and dh trail when I saw two horses coming down the bridleway towards me. I waited for them to pass not wanting to spook them. The horse nearest me was a bit skitty as it approached and the rider was bringing it much closer to me that I liked, within a foot or so.
Then as it drew along side me it suddenly started to turn away from me so that I was presented with a horses arse in my face, I was convinced the thing was about to give me a good shoeing. I jumped off my bike sideways into the bushes at high speed and shouted something appropriate like "Crikey oh Reilly" or something like that.
Anyway, the rider was apologetic having contrived to convince me that I was about to be kicked into next Christmas, but it reminded me just how much I'd rather be on a bike than a horse, I've never come across a more skitty and hair brained creature with more power and potential to cause injury in my life.
Is anyone else super wary of horses? Or am I being soft?