I have recently purchased an OTTB gelding. He is very sweet and usually has a great attitude and very calm/quiet. However today he crow-hopped when I asked him to canter. I corrected him a couple of times and he did okay going to the right. When we changed directions he did it again. I corrected him and he repeated the crow-hop and then got going too fast. Not a dead run more of a hand gallop. I had too loose of contact and did not have a good hold on him. I lost control for a brief moment. I did not fall off. Thank goodness!
The episode was humbling to me. I got a little shaken. However I did not let anyone see my tears. I am riding with my trainer in the am. I have never had this happen in my life. I have always shown quarter horses and have been lucky I never was thrown or anything like it.
I have not had a horse in 12 years and was getting confident with working this horse. I realize with horses it is not a matter of if, but when this sort of thing will happen. I guess I am just a little shaken up by it. Has anyone else felt this way?