Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central Iowa, USA
Don't mean to scare you - but I just thought of the fact that literally just yesterday, a girl that I've rode with had her lower back CRUSHED because her horse reared up and over and landed on her. She won't walk again for at least a year let alone ride. She's lucky not to be paralyzed.
Scariest thing - her horse was taught to rear and was very good and controlled. But when he went up, he lost his footing I guess because of the new spring grass and just tumbled over onto her. It's not as if he blew up.
Horse are dangerous, I don't understand the idea of purposefully making them even more dangerous.