A couple of times on trail rides. I used used to ride my uncle's horse when he lived on a property. I'd often do it bareback, and even though the horse was the laziest one in the world and I spent more time trying to get it to stop eating and move, it was still a lot of fun.
Yes, a couple of times. It was fun. Not something I'd probably ever get really into since I probably will never own my own horse but it made a nice change. My preschooler when on a short pony ride last year and loved it.
I have ridden horses both as a child and an adult and it's definitely scary when riding as an adult if you haven't ridden in a long time.
The last time I went, I was about 6 weeks pregnant and didn't know.
Scary, Matteo! It's called what horse in front did, 'pig rooting'. It's an movement by an 'unhappy' horse! It could be scared by something or just plain wants to get rider off its' back! That's just ONE of the reasons' you DON'T get too close to horse in front of you, at ANYTIME!
When I was about 12 I was on a horse got thrown and ended in a prickle bush. It took me until in my 30s to get back on and that was on a trail ride overnight with a bunch of friends. I was given the sturdy, steady pack horse whilst my friends all fantastic riders had fun riding and playing on their horse up and down the hills as we went along. Both frustration and inspiring. Those same friends were serious horse trainers and talked of their deep love and respect for horses.