Your Equines Etc. web forum looks like it could use some participants. If you want, I can start posting there.
Mike Just wondered if you were a writer, or a photographer. No bad feelings intended.
Yup and you are right, I have had that board for over 9 years. There are 95 members and 2 participants. LOL
I invite people over there all the time if they want to continue off topic day but no takers, You and everyone else are always welcome to fill it up.
I had that happen in the middle of a warm up ring once. It was the 17h AHHA geldings first show. He walked in to the middle of the ring and just went up. It is possible, when you are in that position to beat your horse about the poll, because you do not need your hands to balance. Your only option is to stay quiet and not upset the balance. You can't get out of the stirrups as they are supporting your weight, and if you put more weight in to one side to take the other out of the stirrup, you are going to unbalance the whole thing. So you stay quiet and don't upset the balance by pulling or panicing. I remember mostly, a lot of open mouths. Horsey just got down and carried on like nothing happened.