Just wanted to remind everyone, new riders and old, to use rein stoppers with their martingales!
I was distracted today, and didn't realize the bridle I had been using had no stoppers. I put a martingale on though.
Naturally whatever bad can happen does happen, and the ring of the martingale got stuck on the bit. My poor horse went running backwards in a panic, and I had to jump off (not very elegantly).
Thankfully we were both OK.
So don't forget those rein stoppers!!!