A pretty nasty fall..
Was excersizing one of my fillies when she tripped on something. She trips fairly often... she's a very clumsy horse. But anyways, it was a pretty bad trip, she ended up on one knee. When she popped back up, she went into a little bucking session. Usually she just recovers herself and gets back to whatever she's doing.. but not this time! She started crowhopping and threw me off balance. She finished it off with one massive buck, and sent me over the side of the saddle. I ended up hanging onto the horn with one leg still over the saddle seat... at that time she was running pretty fast and bucking along the way. If I had fallen then, I would have ended up in a bad spot under her legs! I still had one rein and manged to slowly pull her around in a circle.. as soon as she slowed down (but still bucking) to almost a walk I just dropped off to the side (safely) and she took off across the field. I just walked up to her, picked up the reins, and jumped back on.. we finished our lesson and I havent really thought twice about it. Now I'm beggining to wonder if there's some way to stop this behaviour? Every once in a while, when she gets spooked pretty badly, she does one of thoose 'bronc sessions'.
Is there any way to stop her from doing that and teach her not to!?
I've already ruled out pain, as I had a veterinarian come and examine her. Teeth are fine. Farrier was just here last week and checked her balance. Vet also checked the balance.
She only ever goes broncy when she gets spooked badly!?