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hello Lyn, all of a sudden if my horse rears, i would grip my knees, press my thighs and lean forward in order to stay balanced on the animal. if i do so, in any chance i wont fall off the horse. am i right?

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Rohit,

Generally I would say yet.  You really want to make sure you don't pull on the reins, I will grab a handful of mane, so you don't pull the horse over on top of you.  Not fun cushioning a horse, believe me.  I have had horses rear so extremely that I threw my arms around their neck.  Biggest thing is not having them do it in the first place!  But if they do you hang on.

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Lyn Kamer, C.E.S.M.T.

Expertise

Training, alternative therapies, saddle fitting problems, behavioral problems, endurance riding, driving, Mustangs

Experience

Horseman of over 50 yrs., certified equine massage therapist, trainer both riding and driving, long distance trail riding and driving. Both endurance and competitive trail riding and driving.

Organizations
American Endurance Ride Assn., Eastern Competitive Trail Ride Assn., New Jersey Trail Ride Assn., Aromatherapists International, American Mustang and Burro Assn., United States Trotting Assn., Standardbred Pleasure Horse Org., US Wild Horse and Burro Association

Publications
Trail Blazer magazine, AERC Newsletter, Hoofbeats magazine

Education/Credentials
Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, Least Resistance Trainer, Certified Aromatherapist

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