Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Impromptu flying lesson...
Well..todays ride was..interesting. I was going out for a meal with my dad's bowling group (still went in the end, a few beers will kill or cure!) so I debated wearing a helmet to save time as I thought heck, I won't have to get another hair wash. Glad I did wear it!!
Warmed up fine, first transition to trot was like a rocket, no problems after that and she worked beautifully for 20 minutes. Coming on a 20m circle on the right rein, I asked with my inside leg for more action with her inside hind, no. So I asked more firmly with leg, and buck. I hung on for the first one, despite being able to see the sand, and the second one she bucked and spun. I didn't stand a chance. Landed firmly on my back in time to see her do a hapy buck.
So I got up, got hold of her, didn't say a word, and didn't cry which is a first...normally I bawl, got to the mounting block and got on. And then we worked. She tried being more frisky so used vocal and leg commands to send her on, no problems.
All I can say is falling from that heigh has its bonus as you can plan your fall, however, it hurts upon impact! Little madam. I'm hoping this is a one off, but at least if that's her worst at no, we shouldn't have too many problems... I was caught completely unaware!