My first horse; I was 18 yrs old and just bought my first horse, a standardbred gelding. We lived on the outskirts of a city and a neighbour had a small field behind their house. I asked if I could fence it and keep my horse there and it was ok with them. When we brought him home all the neighbours came out to see him. I rode him around on the street for a while ( I might add that I was a beginner rider at this time) and then took him back out to his pasture. It was a sloping field and I took him in at the gate and everyone was standing at the top of the hill watching us, I felt so proud and happy I decided to gallop up the hill to show off a little. Didn't know til then he had a bucking problem. Well he set to bucking and he tossed me high in the air, I was so determined not to fall off in front of all these people. I landed in front of the saddle, behind the saddle off to one side then the other, it was blind luck that every time I came down from a buck that the horse happened to be somewhere underneath me, put on quite a show for the folks, but fortunately for me he stopped bucking and saved me the embarrassment of being tossed.