Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia
I agree and I don't. If you don't feel like you can safely correct from the saddle, get off immediately and do the correction fast. It's better to be safe and maybe a smidge less effective than end up getting hurt because you can't ride the buck. That said, I like to correct, get back on and continue as you were. You do the correction, your horse gets it, chances of your horse associating the small circles with the behaviour are less likely than your horse associating the initial correction with the behaviour. By getting back on and continuing whatever task you were doing you're saying hey, that wasn't okay, lets get back to work.