Lorien Stable - The Emergency Dismount
This article shows and emergency dismount with an english saddle...( I don't like this for a western saddle...See earlier post about bra getting hung up. :roll:)
What I do if I need off in a hurry is :
Look where you're going to land first...pick a spot....
1) Kick my feet out of the stirups.
2) drop the reins
3) In one big motion-I lean forward put my hands on the pommel and kick my leg back and over the horse-while pushing off with my hands and tuck and roll, IF you are going slow enough you can get those legs to running and maybe keep your balance.....It's not graceful or pretty...I do believe it should be practiced and what I do is just an example *don't follow me...i'm just sayin what I do*
It competely sucked getting my bra hooked...It literally hung me up on a bucking horse. I couldn't stop the horse and I was on a bronc ride...I tried to dismount and my bra slipped under my armpits and was like a lasso around me (sports bra, no hooks to break) I literally had to grab the pommel and pull myself up and loose, I also ended up sliding the saddle off to the side of the horse and was darn lucky to not get stepped on or hung up.