Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
I can't predict what I would do, but I think my instinct would tell me to hold on so that the horse does not run into an unsafe situation. I have been riding for about 30 years, and have fallen off twice in that time. It would have to be a really bad fall for me to think of me first. Of course if I were being dragged I would let go immediately, I come first, but if I have a way of helping or saving the horse I am riding, I would always chose that option.
Almost everything in horse training comes down to how we would deal with a split second decision. You cannot correct a horse after you google the problem and think on it for a minute.