I do get that, but my other friends 5yo knows better than to run up behind horses already and she doesn’t have her own unlike this kid!Yes kids just dont understand why these things are not good and cause problems. I used to have to try to explain things to one of the girls who rode chunky from time to time the dos and donts. Say it enough some bits start to sink in.
It’s not horses on both sides, just the one side, the other is gardens. Where the 2 cobs are is vehicle width so not to bad but by the big herd it’s single footpath width so there isn’t really room to lead 2 side by side or deal with leaping/turning around. There is alleyways off the lane into the housing estate so I can use the cobs to get him better and turn off before the herd for now.I think you're right though. Charlie reared in the field under similar circumstances, bothered by other horses and wanted to do that not what I asked. Fortunately my RI was there are coached me to correct him quickly and firmly, and he never did it again. Narrow paths with horses both sides are difficult but you're right, you have to give it a go.
Mind you if you have someone who could lead Jessey or Hank ahead of him it would make it easier the first time!