I have no clue where 2 post this) I have been having issues with staying on the horse today. Rusty has been a bit nervous and excited due to our neighbors celebrating Christmas and having fun outside. I rode Rusty today in the pen and he was doing fine then all the sudden broke into a lope it scared me I was leaning back and pulling the reins back and was yelling whoa. I could not stop him. All the sudden he stops (so he did not hit the fence) and I fly over his head and summer salt landing on my back. I am a very beginner rider and I was curious if anyone knows what to do next time this or something like this happens. I got back on after this and rode (I am OK). And I am going to try again tomorrow. If anyone has any advice it would be a real help on how to handle a situation like this again please help.
P.s I ride western