But last week he managed to trip, go down on one knee, and got back up. I think he tripped on a tree root, and he was wearing one of those black mesh fly masks. The trail is both in the shade and in the sun. And when we walk on the trails I usually have him on a loose rein. He has a great forward walk but is probably on the forehand.
Should I be on a contact and be aware of half halting while on the trail to rebalance him? What do you do?