Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: On my horse's back! Obviously!
My friend had to do an emergency dismount once when her horse was galloping off. So it does happen when you're moving. They were on a trail ride and her horse spooked at something. There is a large field where they were riding, and a main street right next to it. To get to the barn, you have to cross the street. Her horse ran off towards the barn, and she tried to do a one rein stop several time but he just kept on going. To add to the situation, it had started raining (great ride, right?) so she didn't want to risk being on her horse in case he slipped. She only ended up with a few scratches. So it is VERY important to know how to emergency dismount.