Originally Posted by MN Tigerstripes
I honestly don't know if I would jump off a bucker. A friend did that and didn't manage to get out of the way and he came down on top of her. I usually stay on the runaways until I can get them under control. Though if the horse was running towards a cliff or a semi I would jump off.
That's exactly why I jumped off Mitchell when I did, the momentum from his bucking was that much that if he had thrown me off fully, he would have thrown me in front of him and run me over.. So I chose to complete my fall by pushing off the side of him while I was already half off anyway
. I ended up with a gnarly bruise on the inside of my knee and calf, which was the talk of the school
. But my back, my head + Helmet and everything else was safe.
-On his average bucks I just sit them out, but there was no sitting this one out without a super-glued butt