Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
That makes good sense Little T, but we also need to consider what made us come off to begin with. If your horse bucked from fear or became spooked for some reason, then his instinct to flee may overcome his training. The training has to be extremely strong. It is going to take a lot of work to be sure that he isn't going to leave you on the ground.
I'm nursing a couple of fractured ribs from one of my horses that spooked for some reason while we were on the trail in the woods across from my farm. I still don't know what happened, it was so fast but he stood there shaking from whatever he saw, still, he waited for me 10' away. I had to remount and ride home (it took 4 or 5 attempts to remount and he stood there even through the fear). That was all from training and confidence in me as his leader.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.