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    Re: [RC] [RC] Speed Freak] - Sarah Zegers

    To execute an emergency dismount, you basically vault off the horse by
    placing one hand on the pommel, one hand on the withers, drop both
    stirrups, and push yourself up & away from the horse while swinging a
    leg over the as you do in a regular dismount, but faster.  The key is to
    drop the stirrups & push yourself up & to the side with both hands.
    Done correctly,  it becomes one smooth motion & you will land on your
    feet.  Practice while halted, then at a walk, then trot, etc.  It's
    really pretty easy, just be sure to push away from the horse as you're
    in the air, so as not to wind up under a moving horse.  The motion of
    the horse also helps to land you off to the side if you push sideways.
    And remember to keep ahold of the reins, if possible!  Just visualize
    those trick riders vaulting on & off circus horses, and you've got it!  
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