29 September 2011
You’ve seen them, maybe you own one. They are uncontrollable, not all the time but often enough to cause you concern... They’re skittish, can’t stand still, hard to lead, barging and shouldering, leaping in the air, rearing, kicking out. They act like you don’t even exist. And if you ever got up enough nerve to ride it turns out almost suicidal. Fighting the bridle, leaping, plunging, trying to run off, and rearing when you hold them back. But you hold them back for all you’re worth because you know if they get the jump on you, they’re off at full speed, blind with crazy and you’re on top pulling on the reins with all your might... and it’s as though they can’t feel a thing. It’s terrifying. I’ve been there.