I just stay on and smack with one of my split rains, most of the time they jump right up. If you where spurs do not stick him with them when they go down, it will not hurt your leg as bad if your in sand. I do the same thing when they do that in a pond, but I hate to get wet, and have to take my 17" boots off and pour the water out of them
. All you have to do is jump off and then beat them back up most of the time they will never do it agin.