Just wondering how many times you've had to use a one rein stop when a horse bolts or tries to run away with you where if you wouldn't have done it you could have ended up in the next county. I want to hear your one rein stop stories!!
Here's mine. Today I rode this VERY HYPER Arabian. The weather has been very frigid all winter, but today was nice enough that you didn't even need a coat. It was muddy, and I had never rode the gelding before. We did a lot of work inside in the small pen before I got brave enough to take him outside. On the way to the pasture he spooked at anything and everything!
Finally we made it to the pasture. He was still a bit spooky, but not nearly as much. Then after about 15 minutes of riding around the pasture he freaks out and takes of bucking. I didn't expect it and went flying onto his neck and then out of the saddle, but I was fast enough to get a good hold and stay on. I was trying to pull his head around with my left hand. I knew I should probably double-up, but if I let go I would probably fall off because the saddle is too big and the stirrups are too long. I didn't want to pull him around too hard though because he was running odly and had more weight then he should of on his hind quarters and he's an odd colt still and I really didn't want him to fall. Eventually I got his head flexed around and got him to stop. We were both find, but very shook up.
Unfortanately my trainer saw the whole thing. I felt pretty dumb, but at least I stayed on Yeah, and this horse is going home tommorow to his owner. My trainer wants them to keep him there longer, but there isn't much he can do about it. I think I might show up and tell them what I think too!