Today I was just exercising my jumper over a few teeny cross rails. He's being very good, just a nice even canter, we come down a six stride line and when he lands on the back side... he trips.
The reins threaded through my hands and I thought he was going to be able to catch himself, but it was futile and he did a total nose dive into the arena sand. I went flying over his head.
I had enough time to realize what was happening, but didn't have any real clue how to either save the situation or save myself! Do any of ya'll have any tips on what the heck to do when your horse starts to lose his footing like that? I didn't know if I should jump off and away from him... or what?!