I fell off today for the first time since I was twelve - I'm now 52 and back riding for a year or so now after a 35 year gap. Oddly enough, I'm more annoyed than anything -nothing is hurt except my pride! I've gained some confidence in cantering in the last 2 weeks for the first time ever - on this particular (RS) pony. He's normally a little lazy but goes steady and slow in canter when you ask him. Today we were rehearsing for a formation ride and we tried it to music for the first time. My boy behaved like a different animal - springing forward, head and tail up - and then instead of going round the corner of the school, suddenly swerved sharply to the left (in canter). I, sadly, went straight on and found myself on the floor, covered in sand. My RI made me get straight back on, tho' we were near the end of the lesson by this stage. I wonder if it was the music that set him off? I'm supposed to be riding him in this formation display at a stables open day in a few weeks and frankly somewhat nervous at the prospect!