Thanks for a great post smrobs. I have just survived a horse doggedly determined that she was going home, with or without me!! Probably the most scary experience of my life, but I did stay on, for which I am eternally thankful as I feel sure that I wouldn't have bounced had I fallen off.
No, I haven't automatically thought "put a stronger bit on her" but instead am having the thought of "lets retrain the rider", after briefly entertaining the thought of lets wear the horse out in the home paddock before we venture out the gate!! However, I know ultimately that won't fix the problem, she will merely rise to the challenge and get fitter, and the problem will just get bigger etc etc. So re-training the rider it is.
Well, that's my vent for the afternoon. I'm still alive, deep breath here (still shaking an hour later) and I will live to ride another day.
Last edited by PoppysMum; 05-05-2011 at 12:48 AM.