As riders, we have all had those moments where we have to make that split second decision – should I bail? We may look back and laugh about it, but in the moment, its actually a very important decision! Especially when you are learning to ride it can be much safer to know the limits of “what you can ride”, and get off when you feel trouble brewing!
Of course, every situation is different and we don't want to get in the habit of jumping off every time our horse gets a bit fresh, however, being comfortable with doing an emergency dismount is still a good skill to have. In today's video I show you the mechanics of doing an emergency dismount and discuss how you can practice it at home.
The moment when you feel the need to emergency dismount can cause fear and anxiety, for more tips on how to manage these emotions visit my Calm & Confident Rider Free Resource