Horse Bolted today in the arena, any advice please?
I was having a riding lesson this morning, and was riding a certain horse for the second time. We were jumping, and I had the mare at a nice canter, then all of a sudden she sped up and I couldn't stop her. It was very difficult to circle her due to the jumps, and my riding instructor was shouting at me to circle. I didn't want to unbalance the horse, but I knew I should have circled more effectively. I have been riding for 8 years, and this event seriously damaged my pride, it hasn't happened in a while, and I don't know why it happened. Is it because I don't usually ride this horse and we don't get on? Any replies would be much appreciated, and i'm happy to elaborate more on a certain part if you need it in your answer. Thank you!