A few days ago I was trotting on Chinga and it was slightly wet. So I didn't canter or do anything risky. Perfectly fine conditions to be doing walk and trot. His a very trippy horse but you can easily "pick him up". Today, something happened. He tripped then slid. After this his front legs went down. I knew we were gone but weren't quick enough to move. Next thing I'm laying on the ground with my horse laying ontop of me from my chest down. He got up carefully, then stood above me while I lay on the ground screaming. In these few seconds my trainer had walked into the shed to make up Chinga's feeds for the night. I don't blame anyone! I had a nice contact, my trainer couldn't of stopped it, it wasn't Chinga's fault eaither. It knocked my confidence for a tad but my trainer threw me on a school master and I was good to go.
Note: We've been working on his tripping with ground polls, ect for quite a while (my trainer and I).
I wouldn't have screamed and didn't mean to but it was like that instent reaction type thing? At the moment Chinga's perfectly fine and I had a few days off and now I'm back 100% -- working on those ground polls more then ever. I figured I'd just share this :)
Anymore idea's on teaching him too "pick up his feet". Would be wonderful.