05-10-2011, 04:32 PM
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Glad you're okay. That can be scary. The "I'm outta here" response can be very sudden with TBs. Did he show any signs of tension before he took off? High head, tight body or snorting? Where I'm going with this is, if it was something that was detectable before the bolt, you would have been able to prevent the bolt with the one rein stop. Like the pulley rein which CJ82sky metioned, it needs to be first taught within the safety of the ring. TBs are as smart as they are reactive, so I'm sure you can teach him both quickly. Hopefully this thread doesn't now turn into a One Rein Stop/Pulley Rein debate, but both of those can save your butt in different situations. First one before you're horse engages his engine and second is for after you're hauling butt! Hopefully you're not too freaked out. TBs are so fun to ride out in the open once you have those "kinks" worked out!