I'm not going to go into all the details. But this happened to a friend of mine.
Many of my blog followers are horse or mule people and I'd like to hear your opinions or outrage.
My friend was riding her horse and crossing a county road to rejoin the State trail on the other side of the road.
Motorcyclists [not Harley nor SiverWing types...more your 'crotch rocket types'] came up on her.
She tried to signal them to slow down or ease up and tried to get her horse into a field or to a distant trail out of harms way.
The motorcyclists rode up alongside of her keeping her on the road [the other side of the road is a rock outcropping].
As the horse got more frantic, they revved their engines and goaded her and her horse.
She recalls looking at the motorcyclist beside her...he gunned his engine to a screaming whine and stayed right beside her.
Her next memory is of a Park Ranger kneeling over her. She had landed in the oncoming lane of traffic and a bunch of Harley riders had stopped. They called the accident in and had caught her horse.
Had she not been riding with a helmet and safety vest, they told her as they had to Flight for Life her...she would have died.
Yes, we need to ride with others, but I am a lone rider too. Thankfully all of her emergency contacts were in her trailer [she was going to put a copy in her horn bag but hadn't].
This news infuriated me.
Thankfully my friend is alive and recovering after a week in the hospital.
...and who pays the bills?
Who were these people?
Why did they do it?
I cannot answer the question~~ Was this avoidable? ~~ Because I was not there.
I am really angry.
I am riled.
I am in short, very very pissed...
I can only offer support and help to my friend as she recovers.