Have you ever have a horse roll when you're riding?
Today, I was riding my horse, and he was just sniffing the dirt. I didn't really know what he be doing, and didn't think much of it. Then, he went down on his knees! Luckily, I jumped past its sell-by date before he started rolling. It was really weird. He have never done it before. I thought he might have coliced or something, but he was fine. I asked one of my terribly knowledgeable friends and he said he just hadn't been turned out surrounded by awhile and he just felt like rolling.
Has that ever happen to anyone before?
(and, by the way, I'm fine. He fell on my ankle, but I think it's basically a small sprain. I got it out quickly enough)
He was probably itchy immediately that they are all growing in their winter coats. Be watchful for this your subsequent couple of rides and make sure he doesn't go down subsequent time. My young horse tried this one afternoon when he was sweaty he caught me off guard the first time. Second time I kept his manager up and got him to move forward. My new mule tried this recently but I be quick and got her head up past she got all of the way down.virtuous luck
but i enjoy seen a horse do it before
there be a little girl on a pony and the pony just laid down
my trainer yelled at her to seize off and she did and stopped the pony before she had the prospect to roll
but it really scared the girl and her mom
you could be potentially hurting yours horses back if he rolls with a saddle on and later he could be unridable
you could hurt and other riders who ride it
dont let them stop to sniff give him a smack and ride on, you must stop this before you indanger someone else!
YES! when I first started riding, I be put on a little school pony, and he got particularly nervous when he had to leave the ride and amble don the centre of the school by himself, so he layed down and rolled. The 1st time he did it, i didn't know what was up, and I only just got bad before my leg got squashed. the 2nd time he did it, I knew what be happening, so I jumped off!
Oh that happened to me before. I was riding a friends horse and we have been riding for a while when we stopped for a minute to rest. We were on a sandy old road and the subsequent thing I knew the horse was on her knees. I manage to jump off in time but be really surprised as that had never happened to me before. she be just tired though and wanted a good dirt hip bath. At the time I was too shocked to do anything about it but now I know better and have a sneaking suspicion that I would be able to prevent a horse from going down again. I'm glad you're ok though. I know that can be scary. At least presently you know what your horse is sniffing for and can prevent him from going down in the future.
lol..well, yes, I've had one do that before, but individual once. And you're friend is probably right. If he hasn't been saddled much lately and he hasn't been turned out, he'll be spunky, particularly with cooler weather. You put a saddle on him and he'll itch and want to roll in the first good patch of dirt or grass he finds.
Sometimes whether you're light he'll just forget you're there.
Some things to do to aid:
tighten his bit a little, not to hurt him but to let him "feel" that you're there. Work rotten the heat a little before you ride him...that keep the "spunky" down a bit and get him used to paying attention for commands more. And ride him more, logically.
My paint rolls like a dog out in our pasture; usually right after I go in swimming and brush her!
It's really not uncommon my friend and i be on a pace and we both ride this naughty pony sometimes and he does the quirkiest thing resembling mid canter he decided to stop sniff around and roll... HEHE
He be maybe having a bad time and just being rude. If he's never done it since then I wouldn't worry unless he keeps doing it afterwards I would get someone to check him out. He will maybe associate this action as getting you past its sell-by date him and will try it again if he's prone to laziness. He probably just didn't want to be ridden nowadays.
I have never been on one that has rolled next to me on it but I had mine out once and she slipped on a slight hill and landed on me. When she get up she slipped again and 'burned' her legs on the road surface exposing flesh - she was in comparatively a state but is ok now.
I'm glad he didn't land on you and that you are ok.