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I'd like to hear more views about this horse tripping issue and whether 
or not to pull up on the reins.  Years ago, when I was taking riding 
lessons at a hunter-jumper facility, I was told to pull a horses head up 
when it tripped or, as my mare tended to do, dive at a fence.  Yes, I was 
told this was the way to keep your horse from falling.  Since then, it 
has become what I naturally tend to do when my horse trips and I'm riding 
down the trail.  But Jim Mitchell's argument from and 
"biomechanical" standpoint makes sense to me.  Now I'm wondering if I can 
break the pull up on the reins habit...  Any other views?

Mary Abbott
Grass Valley, CA

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