Originally Posted by SRich
And I've gotten hurt by the saddle horn one too many times, plus getting hanged by my hoodie off of it. Haha The saddle tries to kill me.
HAAAH! I'm laughing with you, not at you!
I have a 4 year old stallion who's just getting started under saddle and I went to mount him not too long ago. My old horse had a horrible habbit of swinging his hind end away just as I'd go to mount, and I could never get him to quit. So I developed the habbit of basically jumping to where I knew the saddle would be when I came down, to mount him. My youngster was standing there and I automatically jumped to where my old horse would have been, only my youngster never moved. I ended up jumping clean over the saddle and I got caught by my shirt on the horn and caught the inside of my arm on a silver concho, I still have the scar!
And I've ended up hooked by my bra after climbing up a steep hill. Gone to sit back down in the saddle and straighten up and found myself jerked up short because the horn slipped up underneath the bottom of my bra on the way up the hill. FUN! NOT!