I've had a lot of time in the saddle and have done a fair amount of dressage lessons, so I have a decent level of riding skill I think but....
Went out for a ride the other day and we were moving along at some speed when my horse noticed a different colour patch on the ground and jumped totally sidewards to avoid it. Anyway, I carried on going straight and managed to lose both my stirrups...how I managed to get back upright and cling on I'll never know lol
I fell off a previous horse I was exercising a few times when he fell out through his shoulder and turned round... I didn't go with him .
So I was wondering, how can I improve my ability to go with a horse when it suddenly decides to change direction?! I thought maybe it might be a lower leg weakness or maybe a bit of back stiffness as I have a daughter with additional needs who needs a lot of carrying! Is there any exercises you guys can suggest?