Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I have picked up this habit of holding my horses head up - this is something I've learnt from Eventing.
I remember back in my pony club days, we were working on drops, off of this sorta slant thing made out of the ground, and rail road ties. So that people could back it up to load up stock into their trailers.
Anyways, my friend and her horse Dot *funny how I remember the horses name and not my friends* were cantering to the drop. They were on the top and coming down of course - and when they landed, her horse almost went over in a bad fall, but she picked up her reins and pulled her horses head up and that prevented the tragity that was about to occur.
The 1 star eventer who was there coaching us, shouted out "bravo, you just picked your horse up and did exactly what you were supposed to do"
I know, drops are not compareable to climbing down a hill. And I know that when you go off a drop, you're supposed to allow the reins to completely slack through your hands so your horse can have their head - it's a ******ed issue that I need to correct.