So I was out on the XC course with a friend the other day when my mare suddenly got excited and started galloping, there was no way of stopping her! I came off and she galloped home (a few miles away) She has never done this before and is usually quite laid back, I think it could be from a mixture of different things:
So recently we have had alot of nice weather, resulting in the grass finally growing! I don't know much about 'spring grass' but apparently it makes them lively? At the moment she has a 4 ringed gag bit, and the reins are on the larger ring, acting as a kind of snaffle? I think she needs something stronger, coudld anyone suggest anything that may slow her down if this happens again in the future?
Any advice would be kindly appreciated.