I came off my 17.1 Gypsy Cob onto the asphault yesterday. Its a long way down, just be sure ya get your foot outta stirrup fast because you can't push yourself back up to get it out once you are down. I hit w my one foot and sprung back up to get my still hung foot out, if I had gone to the grown I dunno if I could have gotten my foot out where I didnt have any height/leverage to pull it.
Best part is, we were riding at a walk on side of road in the grass and something spooked her and she bucked into the road (obviously intentionally) so I would crash on the pavement not grass....so sweet of her!
Be the kind of woman who, when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the devil says "oh sh*t she's up!"
RIP Sully and Jetta (4/24/11 lightening storm)