Awww...it's always fun to ride and work with different horses, but it's also great to see them go home and do well with their owners afterwards too!
I fit right in on the whole 'embarassing' moments things, only I've been fortunate to not usually fall off. This spring, after Pride passed away, I went home to my family for the weekend and rode my old show partner, who is at 22, still a 'full of fire' Arab. Well, we did fine as we normally do, but at the end of our arena time, when a couple of us decided to do some 'speed dashes' down the arena and back, that old guy decides he's going to buck every time I go to do the rollback...I was riding bareback, with only a bareback pad...so it was all I could do to stay on...my mom and best horse friend, were laughing so hard they were practially falling off their own horses!
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."