Originally Posted by usandpets
I'm not in favor of practicing the emergency dismount as some do.
No, but I think it's a good idea to practice falling, as for instance with judo lessons. I thank that for the fact that all but one of my falls (the one I'm recovering from now
) have been easy tuck, roll, and pop back on my feet affairs. Even this one would likely have been OK if my foot hadn't hung in the stirrup just long enough to throw me off balance. Even then, it would have been a lot better if the ground hadn't been frozen solid.