I read up on it a little...I guess it was banned for a while due to high mortality of riders, although I'm sure safety equipment has much improved since then...think that was 40s or something, if I remember correctly.
Jamesqf: no I have not, I think I need to invest in some, just fell off the pony on Sunday!!! Hahahaha
I agree with you all, it's amazing to watch and pretty awesome/intense stuff, but I don't have the steel nerves to do that. I'd like to try learning to pick things up like that though. Haha......but probably wouldn't be able to.
A horse is the projection of peoples' views about themselves--strong, powerful, beautiful--and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existance.