It would bug me more if she had actually fallen with me, but she hasn't (yet- knock on wood).
It does bother me a little. Riding is a little less fun when you are worried about the horse falling on it's face, but she seems very sound and healthy otherwise. She actually has a ton of "go" so I don't really think it is a true soundness issue. I think it's more that she is kind of dittzy and looking at everything. She will trip 2-3 times a trail ride (3-4 hours long) so it's not like she is super
trippy. But just when you get kind of relaxed, she will take a good trip, just enough to keep me awake.
I had a dear friend who owned an awesome mule but she was afraid to ride her because she tripped. I never really understood that though, because the mule truly was awesome in every other way. But she was an older lady with health problems, so maybe that has something to do with it.
I wonder what the "normal" number of trips per trail ride would be? In other words, what is considered normal or acceptable? I don't mean the horse flat-out falling, but just stubbing their toe and sort of tripping a bit?
My Mustang hardly ever trips. He might on occasion, but it's not notable. Izzy trips probably 2-3 times on a long ride. She has never actually gone down, so I don't worry about it too, too much. But if the horse was falling with me, that would not be a good thing! Is there a "normal" amount of tripping?