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    07-29-2010, 07:30 AM
Tripping and falling

Ok, I was riding my horse in the arena and getting a lesson from my trainer. I was performing an excersise my trainer had given me. He threw a little temper tantrum and my trainer said to work him in a circle and make him move his feet. I started off at a lope and went to turn him. He stumbled and fell on his left side into the fence. I managed to grab the fence while I remained partially still on him. He got up and by the grace of god I remained attached to the fence. He must of partially fell on my L leg but really aside from bruises and a pulled muscle, I am ok. I am really wondering what could have caused him to stumble and fall like that? His feet were a little long and he is extremely long legged. Anyone have any input?
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    07-30-2010, 02:25 AM
    07-30-2010, 05:58 AM
Even when you consider your horses feet, "a little long" they are too long. Almost all horses will trip if their feet are long. Or if they are in pain. Get the farrier out.
    07-30-2010, 08:28 AM
Impossible to guess what caused him to trip.

Do you always know what causes you to trip?

If his feet are long I would start there.
    07-30-2010, 12:24 PM
If your horse doesn't pick up his feet I would put a few railroad ties in your arena and have him walk over them. Have them about 2 feet part. It will teach him to pick up his feet. My trainer Paulo Ortuno taught me that and it worked GREAT. Hope this helps you out.

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