Originally Posted by Oxer
yesterday my horse tripped and fell and we both went head first into the arena sand. I could probably live forever not doing that again, for sure.
AARRGGHH!! I've had EVERY ONE OF THESE FEARS at one time or another.
Last Saturday I picked up speed in my training ring and my 16'3hh gelding tripped over a pole on the ground and went right down on his knees. (I think I saw the light at the end of the tunnel!!) I KNOW he saw it
--it was white with huge black stripes that I'd painted myself. (recycled 8" diameter clothesline poles)
Don't let ANY new riders/owners read this thread!!! They'll quit.