I am an animal lover. I can't remember a time in my life when I haven't had at least one pet. I wouldn't want to ever be pet free, in fact.
But horses. I admire them. They are truly beautiful creatures.
When I was young my mom and (evil) stepdad owned a Shetland Pony. I got on it to go for a little ride and it took off like a bat out of Hell. I fell, of course, and that started a small series of incidents for me that made me afraid to be near horses.
The next time we were on vacation somewhere and we rented horses to explore some trails. MY horse would not move and when it did it would not go the right way. A similar experience happened a couple years later.
There are a few more things but I won't bore anyone with the details.
Maybe better saddles were needed. Maybe I'm one to just admire horses from a distance.