bit of a nightMARE yesterday. In blairadam forest which has a number of trail users.
Two horses in front of us, at least 4 dogs closer to the horses which are spooking them more than a little bit so we decide to hang back. At the next junction the lass at the back pulls over to let us past which we do slowly and thank her for and a smile is received.
The next woman is a different question, again some dogs spooking so we hang back to slowly overtake once we pass them. A bell or shouting at this stage woudl prob cause the horse to bolt.
So we crawl past only to receive a barrage of abuse at volume 11 including YOUR SCARING MY HORSE YOU IGNORANT IGNORANT PEOPLE. at which point the horse jumps in the air (maybe the shouting???) to which SEE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE WHY ARENT YOU STOPPING YOU IGNORANT..At this stage i tried to explain we were overtaking slowly because the horse was already spooked but tbh it was a waste of time. we cycled on with IGNORANT echoing through the forest for at least 5 mins.
what would you have done differently to placate this mare?