Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bunbury, Western Australia
I have fallen off that many times my body just does what it's suppose to do...LOL
Bucking you need to sit up and a little bit back and lift your reins to pull your horses head up. Then sit deep and ride the horse on his/her quarters so they are riding "up hill" <---have to do that with my young horse in showjumping lessons as he will "trip" and go while i'm down here I might start bucking, my instructor taught me how to prevent it.
BUT if it's happened and your on your way down, don't bother about the reins just grab for the neck and hope you land on your feet not your head....try fall off clean (unless your out in the middle of nowhere or cross country) I usually landed without reins.
Rearing, grab mane, follow your centre of gravitiy, so lean foward and give the reins to the horse, no point arguing now. If you know they're about the rear then one rein stop and disengange their quarters. My older horse ozzie that knows better would get all full of himself and you can feel the build up to it so I one rein stop and tell him off, then that is it for a long time LOL
Refusal of jumps......sorry got nothing. Wear a helmet and get lessons LOL most of my falls are from refusals so I got nothing. Turned my eventer into a dressage horse and my young horse is my up and coming eventer
:::THIRD TIME A CHARM:::
Elly ::: Diam ::: Ozzie
Last edited by corporate pride; 02-11-2011 at 10:18 PM.