Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: mountian back woods
• Horses: 0
Ive always been told when i was a kid if you feel like you need to let go-- just let go! and not to hold on and get myself hurt-- problem was, id drop the rope over the smallest things, and when i did my friend would always yell at me, lol..
Ive now grown accustomed to just letting the rope slide through my hands, untill it gets to the end, then I tighten my grip, and that usually makes the horse stop--if they pull me i just walk with them calmly untill they stop.. if they back into something they'll usually stop themselves-- worst case, they'll rear.
But, i think you did the right thing here. :) id do it, and its worked for me for over 20 years, lol.