Originally Posted by Celeste
Working a really upset horse on a longe line out in an open field is a good way to learn a sport called "Georgia Red Dirt Skiing Spectacular". Very fun if you stay on your feet. Not so fun if you are doing the belly flop version. That one is hard on your glasses.
Been there, done that. Didn't think I could "waterski" on my belly, but it can be done. And the rope burn, it was a thing to behold.
But, if I had had a rope halter on the horse, and been wearing gloves, and been prepared, (aware that he might dash away) I would not have been pulled off my feet.