Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I just don't want to take the chance of my horse taking off in a warmup ring. If something's spooked it that's led to my fall, then no, they won't stop. And on the Xcountry course my horses are usually too wound up from hand-galloping and jumping to just stop. Plus there's all that room to run :P
I found that (when I managed to hold on to my reins) they would back a few steps then stop. They weren't at all likely to run me over. And if they looked like they were going to be more harmful with me holding on, then I'd let go.
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