Reinforce a verbal "whoa" command. Although every horse but one that I've ridden all just stopped when I fell off.
Originally Posted by Skipsfirstspike
Ideally you should hold on to your rein, even if you fall off. Easier said than done, lol!
Noooo nooooooo nooo!!! Oh lord, no! That's the quickest way to get dragged, and you can be killed from being dragged by a horse.
Not the exact situation, but I remember a horse I knew a long time ago that was tied to a heavy post and she freaked out about something and ripped the post off, and took off dragged it. She went about a half a mile before she stopped. The post bashed her legs up really badly. You can bet if that was a person clinging on to that rope they would have very very badly hurt.
Better the horse run 10 miles and I never find him than end up being killed by him...