#52 Your Crash Buddy
My good friend got bucked off the other day - she is fine. She was really angry about it - meaning she was furious with herself and the horse and was embarrassed and mortified. She is, I am sure, now on her way to what I call debilitating fear.
I went and found a log she could stand on to re-mount and as we were walking over there she stated: he bucked and I could feel him getting wound up. I asked "what should you have done?" meaning either circle him or whatever to get his brains back on or just tell me immediately to stop.
I knew she had some fear working from earlier this year and should have immediately realized that this incident would increase the fear thing dramatically - SO, she certainly didn't need to be asked or told what she did wrong right then and there. Naturally, we only walked after that, at least I was kind of smart there.
So, be kinder to your crash buddy than I was.