I have been training a 6 year old paint stallion that had not had much done with him untill I started him. He had been going pretty good but today when I got on him I knew he was feeling broncy. I rode him around and kept him bent so he couldn't get straight to buck. He made a couple of tries but I got him shut down. When I thought he was relaxed and in a little better frame of mind I tried to get him to trot. This horse has never had much "go" so I've been working on getting a good relaxed trot. I had him trotting for about two minutes when his head fell off and I didn't get him bent in time. I rode him pretty good for a number of jumps then he stopped and made a 180 and a couple of big jumps and that was the end of my bronc ride. Tomorrow I am going to try laying him down. This has worked well for me in the past and hopefully it will help this time because I am a lousy bronc rider. Have any of you layed down a horse and what difference did it make?
Incidently, anybody know something that will make at least one broken rib feel better.