I have never been able to land on my feet in an emergency dismount. I land on my feet and then I end up on my hands and knees. I want to practice this but I'm not sure if there is a "safe and proper" way to practice or if I should just go out and pick up the trot and bail at the trot and then the canter?
Does anyone have suggestions on practicing an emergency dismount? I thought I'd pick the most laid back horse in the barn and start out bareback so I don't have to worry about stirrups and stuff?