Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Central Western NSW, Australia
I really need to learn this. Could've come in handy the other day, though I ended up doing an 'accidental' dismount instead xD I was riding out on a busy road for the first time on quite a slope beside the road. Horse was distracted, semi-trailer came along the road, I turned him to make sure he saw it, but it still terrified him when it went past. I had a total 'Horse Whisper' fright moment. He shied, I overcompensated what with the hill, and tumbled off (on the non-road side, luckily). Even more lucky, he took a couple steps and stopped rather than jumping onto the road or bolting. But if I had of stayed on and he had of bolted or jumped in front of the truck... Yeah, emergency dismount would've been good.
But hey, at least now I know my boy doesn't like big trucks. I think I'll stick to back roads in the future.