I was riding yesterday at a walk, just warming up in the round pen, when Lola just suddenly took off at a full canter. Since we were just walking, I didn't have my feet in the stirrups and was lucky I wasn't thrown. I shrugged it off. It was only one time, right? Well, no. She did that another four times!
I got off to see what was scaring her, but there was nothing. It wasn't windy, so there was nothing flapping around, the dog was tried up, all the other horses were in their stalls.
Ok, so I got back on to finish up. Nothing happened, so I got back off. When I was half way off of her, she bolted again! This time I fell to the ground and got plenty of dirt in my mouth. What do you think was causing her to do this? Was she just having a bad day? Is there something I can do to make her spook less easy?