Originally Posted by Mariss
Oh man I wish you had a video of that!
That's what I did with my mare, I ride western but when I started to switch over to english I began by loping her in the round pen, because naturally she is very forward and it takes a lot of work to get her even to canter rather than gallop, and since I knew it would be easier to relax if there was less room and I didn't have to worry about steering!
I know, me too! It probably would have been hilarious to watch! The barn owner saw the whole thing and complimented me on staying on. Haha! The galloping part wasn't the bad part... it was the fact we were in an arena and he was going very fast then needed to keep turning to avoid crashing into the fence!-- Those are the times I was visualizing myself face planting into the fence, but thankfully it didn't happen. He wasn't a good boy for taking off, BUT he was a good boy for not doing dirty stops and flinging me over his head. ;)